Dave Kelly, WA’s Forestry Minister, has come up with a grab-bag of reasons to explain his decision to abandon an industry he is meant to champion.
Handing control of WA’s bush volunteer firefighter brigades to a Perth-based bureaucracy could have disastrous consequences.
The ripple effects from the decision are working their way like a cancer through the rural communities that depend on the native timber industry, some hitting long before they were expected.
The responsibility for “action on climate” demanded by voters at the recent Federal election must be shared equally by all Australians writes Liberal MLC Steve Martin.
This week Grain Producers Australia has unveiled a new national partnership aimed at boosting mental health awareness and suicide prevention among Australian farmers and rural communities.
Miners moaning about excessive royalty payments is nothing new in WA. But maybe the State’s crop of aspiring sulphate of potash producers have a point.
The McGowan Government has missed an opportunity to encourage an emerging local fertiliser industry in regional Western Australia.
Grain growers on the Narrogin to Kulin Tier 3 rail line will have welcomed the recent announcement by WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti of the funding allocation of $72 million to rebuild this rail line.
As members of the agricultural industry, WAFarmers acknowledge the Federal and State Governments allocation of $72m to begin to rebuild for of our old Tier 3 rail network.
We need to restore the receival standards for ANW2 to those that applied up to 2010-11 to shore up the future of the noodle wheat industry, writes Graham Crosbie.
In a scathing column written for The West Australian, Bill Shorten has laid the blame for Activ shutting up shop at the feet of the Morrison Government and its cuts to the NDIS.
Australia will miss out on more than one billion dollars of export income this year because of the State’s lagging grain on rail system and farmers are calling for change.
Bob Iffla and Trevor De Landgrafft
It seems a far-fetched notion that the State’s Tier 3 campaigners should get some clarity from somebody — anybody — as to whether the closed grain lines are ever going to reopen, or not.
Will Picker was mustering when his bike hit a wombat hole, throwing him off and injuring his back. He had no mobile service and could not call for help. This is his story.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is right in his aim to concentrate all the existing wool bodies into one organisation.
Murray Ellis, Wannamal farmer
The Boyanup Saleyards need a dramatic overhaul, according to a South West cattle vet.
Dr Don Finlay
Tears were shed and raw emotion boiled over at a meeting of timber businesses in Manjimup last month.
Farmers in WA and around Australia are no doubt concerned about skyrocketing fertiliser prices due to surging energy costs and export restrictions on suppliers.
It should not be underestimated what a tangible difference the State Government’s new caps on regional airfares will make to the lives of those living in rural and remote areas.
I assume as I got sick first that I gave it to everyone and I feel terrible about it. How do I make it up to them?
Farmer advocacy is declining simply because only a few farmers are prepared to oversee their best interests both at a national and State level.
Ray Marshall, Pingelly farmer
Regional power cuts have been a hot topic in recent weeks, for good reason, writes Martin Aldridge.
Millionaire businessman Nev Power may have dodged prison for his refusal to obey COVID rules but the wings have been clipped on his lucrative board career.
In this new world where nothing seems the same, the Wagin Woolorama was one thing we could look forward to.
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