Federal Labor’s unpopular biosecurity levy has been rubbished in another damning independent report, with the ANU’s Tax and Transfer Policy Institute concluding it ‘does not pass critical scrutiny’.
West Pilbara residents are being warned to prepare for heavy winds and rain over the coming days as ex-tropical cyclone Lincoln heads West off the Kimberley coast and is set to re-develop.
Australians don't "back ourselves" despite being a world leader in agri tech, with more investment needed in female founders, a conference has heard.
York local and 2021 Nuffield Scholar Kathryn Fleay is taking the baton as Nuffield Australia WA’s chair after Andrew Slade’s departure from the role.
Six weeks into the new year, Indonesia has finally issued its live cattle import permits to Australia, ending the ‘state of unknown’ for exporters.
Nuffield scholars from across the State came together at Fraser’s in Kings Park on February 16 for the Nuffield WA 2024 annual sponsors luncheon.
The heads of WA’s peak farm lobby groups refused to meet with Murray Watt in Perth this week after the Federal Agriculture Minister offered them just 30 minutes to discuss “an avalanche of issues”.
Olivia Ford, Adam Poulsen & Liv Casben
The State Government has declared another WA farming district to be water-deficient, triggering water-carting procedures to address emergency animal welfare concerns.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese believes mounting pressure on Coles and Woolworths over high prices — compounded by footage of the Woolies boss walking out on an interview — will force the duopoly to move.
Dan Jervis-Bardy, Katina Curtis and Dylan Caporn
Opposition Leader Shane Love is confident the seat of Geraldton has attracted ample interest from nominees in the preselection process for the State election 13 months away.
WAFarmers president John Hassell has boycotted a meeting with the agriculture minister over live sheep exports and the forced return of a livestock ship.
The boss of Australia’s biggest supermarket chain has stormed out of a TV interview after being grilled over the eye-watering price of groceries.
Firefighters are preparing for the most dangerous bushfire conditions in almost two years as the State continues to grapple with an extreme heat wave.
Human creative skill in the form of art will step up a level at this year’s Wagin Woolorama artist competition, a potential forerunner to unveil a statewide champion.
Two seven-year-old girls — understood to be twin sisters — have been tragically killed in a horror road crash which has forced shut part of Great Eastern Highway in the Wheatbelt.
Innovation using artificial intelligence to tackle food waste and freshness will be a key theme of a major agrifood conference in Perth this week.
A research program has begun in an effort to create a prototype robotic arm designed to ‘de-hand’ bananas as a way to alleviate pressure and increase efficiency in banana production.
Former WA agriculture minister Alannah MacTiernan has been appointed to lead the Federal Government’s latest Regional Telecommunications Review.
The transport safety regulator has found fatigue was a contributing factor in a fatal collision between two freight trains north-east of Perth.
All 16,000 sheep and cattle onboard the ill-fated MV Bahijah have been unloaded after spending more than a month at sea.
A new national level crossing safety strategy has come under fire from safety advocates who say there was no proper consultation prior to its release, and that empirical evidence continues to be ignored.
A Toodyay landowner facing nine months jail and a $20,000 fine for repairing a creek crossing on his property — allegedly in violation of WA’s Aboriginal Heritage Act — will stand trial this month.
WA’s 2023 grain harvest has officially come to an end, with the State’s growers producing just over 14.5 million tonnes of grain — about half that of the previous year’s record crop.
Olivia Ford & Adam Poulsen
Firearm owners will be offered up to $1000 to hand in their weapons ahead of new ownership laws being introduced to Parliament next week.
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