Murrumbidgee infrastructure upgrade under fire from environment groups
Around $40 million of federal and state government money will be spent on combating pests and weeds to reduce the impact on agriculture and the environment.
The new methods cover blue carbon, plantation forestry, abatement from industrial and commercial processes, and biomethane.
More than $8 million in federal government funding will be spent on the beleaguered agricultural show industry to ensure the show goes on for its showmen and women.
Australia's peak farming body wants the government to end the reactionary approach to supply chain emergencies and has put forward a way to predicting the unpredictable.
Labor has promised to commit $200 million every year to disaster prevention and resilience, out of a pre-existing $4.7 billion fund it says the government is refusing to use.
Of all the challenges Australia is likely to face in 2022, the delicate relationship with China is the one that keeps Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce up at night.
The South West will be the eighth region in Australia to enter a five-year agreement with the Commonwealth aimed at ensuring skilled migrants contribute through employment in key roles where Australian workers are not available.
Regional cities want more funding for rail and air services, along with cultural and arts to make sure the expectations of tree-changes meets the reality.