• AAP3 months ago

    Caution urged for 'rivers of gold' budget

    A leading economist says Australia's current economic climate is almost the "picture perfect" backdrop for boosting tax revenue and the looming federal budget but has urged the government to restrain spending as the boost in revenues may not last. Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris

  • AAP3 months ago

    Pro-coal Trump is not hostile to wind

    President Donald Trump has courted coal miners and cast doubt on whether fossils fuel contribute to climate change, but that hasn't translated into hostility for renewable energy - particularly offshore wind. Using federal offshore leases, wind power projects along the East Coast, including off

  • Labor calls to end live sheep trade mount
    AAP3 months ago

    Labor calls to end live sheep trade mount

    Calls are mounting within Labor to end the live sheep trade in the Middle East as the Awassi Express looks set to embark on its next voyage later this week after complying with a ventilation improvement order. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority imposed the order on the Emanuel Exports-chartered

  • Ley and farmers disagree over sheep
    AAP3 months ago

    Ley and farmers disagree over sheep

    A Liberal MP is pressing ahead with laws to ban live animal exports despite efforts by farming groups to convince her against it. Sussan Ley met with the National Farmers Federation's Tony Mahar and WAFarmers' Tony York in Albury on Monday to discuss her plan. The ban is gaining support on

  • AAP3 months ago

    Seed farms help African farmers in drought

    Farmers in Cameroon struggling with the effects of prolonged drought are finding relief through a government-supported initiative to give them access to better crop seeds. The Southwest Development Authority (SOWEDA) has partnered with local farmer organisations to create seed farms that now supply

  • AAP3 months ago

    EU trade deal hangs on lower farm tariffs

    Europe must bring down restrictive barriers that hurt Australian farming exports if a free trade deal is to be done, Malcolm Turnbull says. The prime minister is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday to discuss a free trade agreement Australia hopes to sign with the European Union.

  • AAP3 months ago

    Ley, farmers' reps meet over live export

    Farmers want their say on the future of live exports and representatives will meet with a crucial opponent of the trade to put forward their position. Heads of the National Farmers' Federation and WAFarmers will sit down with Liberal MP Sussan Ley in Albury on Monday. The former minister has called

  • AAP3 months ago

    Agriculture needs new FTAs: Bankwest

    Growth in Australia's agriculture industry will depend on more new international free trade agreements and more farmers using new technology to increase productivity, says an industry report from Bankwest. Australia's agricultural sector is particularly set to benefit from a growing middle class

  • AAP3 months ago

    Farmers meet with Ley over sheep exports

    Farmers' representatives say they will stress the economic importance of the live sheep export trade in a meeting with Liberal MP Sussan Ley. Heads of the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) and WAFarmers will sit down with Ms Ley in Albury on Monday after the former minister called for a ban

  • Review crucial to northern live export ban
    AAP3 months ago

    Review crucial to northern live export ban

    Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has left the door open for a ban on live exports during the northern hemisphere summer. Vet Michael McCarthy is leading a review into the trade of sheep to the Middle East in the hottest months of the year after shocking footage emerged of animals dying in cruel

  • Bipartisan breakdown on live sheep exports
    AAP3 months ago

    Bipartisan breakdown on live sheep exports

    Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says he's disappointed Bill Shorten has broken a bipartisan approach to addressing animal cruelty in live sheep exports. The opposition leader has called for a suspension in the trade while a review into northern summer sheep exports is completed. The review

  • AAP3 months ago

    ACT has 'serious concerns' about NEG

    The ACT government says the federal government's National Energy Guarantee will lock in "poor outcomes" for the climate, renewable energy and electricity consumers. It was hoped energy ministers meeting in Melbourne on Friday to discuss the guarantee would be ready to sign off on it, but

  • Calls to suspend Emanuel's export licence
    AAP3 months ago

    Calls to suspend Emanuel's export licence

    Improvements to current national standards for live export will form part of the terms of reference for a "short, sharp" federal government review into the industry. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the review will include scientific literature and reports from independent observers

  • A2 Milk to expand into South Korea market
    AAP3 months ago

    A2 Milk to expand into South Korea market

    The A2 Milk Company is expanding into South Korea after signing a distribution deal with pharmaceutical giant Yuhan Corporation. A2 says South Korea is an attractive market because it has high per capita dairy consumption, world-class retailers and fast-growing online sales. A2 MIlk says Yuhan Corporation

  • AAP3 months ago

    A2 Milk inks deal to expand into S.Korea

    The A2 Milk Company is expanding into South Korea after signing a distribution agreement with pharmaceutical giant Yuhan. A2 says South Korea is an attractive market because it has high per capita dairy ...

  • Trump reconsiders joining TPP trade pact
    AAP3 months ago

    Trump reconsiders joining TPP trade pact

    In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda. Trump's

  • AAP3 months ago

    Brexit costs outweigh opportunities: CBI

    Business will be hit by greater costs rather than benefits if Brexit leads to the UK moving away from EU rules and regulations, an industry group has warned. The CBI said a study of 23 industry and service sectors showed that 18 preferred convergence or alignment for most of the important regulations

  • Trump reconsidering joining TPP trade pact
    AAP3 months ago

    Trump reconsidering joining TPP trade pact

    In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda. Trump's

  • Bubs charges ahead on goat milk
    AAP3 months ago

    Bubs charges ahead on goat milk

    Baby food supplier Bubs Australia's is charging ahead after the acquisition of goat milk products maker NuLac Foods helped bring about a fivefold increase in the group's latest quarterly sales figures. Bubs says third-quarter net sales grew by 422 per cent to $5.2 million, compared to a year

  • AAP3 months ago

    Mice 'plague' runs rampant on Vic farm

    A Victorian farmer making a night-time visit to a paddock has caught on camera a rodent "plague" running rampant, highlighting the level of infestation in some parts of the state. The footage, captured at an Ouyen property in Victoria's southwest, shows thousands of the pests madly scurrying

  • AAP3 months ago

    Bub's charges ahead on goat milk

    Baby food supplier Bubs Australia's is charging ahead after the acquisition of goat milk products maker NuLac Foods helped boost the group's third-quarter net sales by more than 400 per cent. The lift in revenue came from both the Bubs business and NuLac Foods, which completed its first full

  • AAP3 months ago

    Bub's goat milk deal lifts Q3 sales

    Baby food maker Bubs Australia's recent acquisition of a goat milk products maker has helped deliver a boost in third quarter sales. Bubs says third quarter net sales grew to $5.2 million, on the same ...

  • AAP3 months ago

    Global shipping aims to cut emissions

    Countries are meeting in an attempt to agree cuts to greenhouse gases from the global shipping industry, amid pressure on the sector to help tackle climate change. Shipping, like aviation, is not directly included in the Paris Agreement, the international deal on global warming which was secured in

  • Vets demand urgent action on live exports
    AAP3 months ago

    Vets demand urgent action on live exports

    Vets have called for urgent action on Australian live export ships destined for the Middle East to ensure an end to horrific cruelty. Shocking footage of sheep dying in sweltering conditions on a ship in August last year has sparked widespread calls for change in the industry. In response, Agriculture

  • Minister rejects calls to ban live exports
    AAP3 months ago

    Minister rejects calls to ban live exports

    The Turnbull government is refusing to ban live exports, despite a call from a former cabinet minister to phase out the under-fire trade. NSW Liberal MP Sussan Ley broke ranks with the government after shocking footage emerged showing sheep dying in horrific conditions on a ship to the Middle East last