September 24, 2014
Senator BACK (Western Australia) (16:39): I am incredulous that the Labor opposition would want to give the coalition the opportunity to ventilate their failure when in government on issues associated with the shipbuilding industry, the submarines in Adelaide, the defence industry in general and the future submarines designed to meet Australia's un... ... Read more »
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June 23, 2014
Senator BACK (Western Australia—Second Deputy Government Whip in the Senate) (10:06): I rise to speak to the Export Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. Whilst I concur with Senator Farrell on the areas that need to be addressed, I wish to raise a number of points and flag concerns that the industry has raised with me and raises with me on a freq... ... Read more »
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April 14, 2014
Watch the Youtube clip of the interview with Chris, by
- Alan Jones and Graham Richardson - as they discuss the health and economic impacts of wind turbines on local communities.
Watch the clip here
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May 31, 2013
There is a saying that truth is the first casualty in any war, and that is certainly the case in relation to the current 'war' on live animal exports that is being waged by a number of animal rights activists groups in Australia. The challenge for Australia's sheep and cattle industries is to counter some of this misinformation, before it becomes a... ... Read more »
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May 30, 2013
Farm Weekly, Perth by Ken Wilson
30 May 2013
By KEN WILSON
AUSTRALIAN agriculture has the opportunity to regain its economic powerhouse status.
But rather than Australia riding on the proverbial sheep’s back as it did last mid-century, the nation will be figuratively riding on a new animal called agribusiness.
That&rsqu... ... Read more »
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May 24, 2013
Beef Central By James Nason 23 May 2013
One largely overlooked point in the debate about whether the plan to allow starving cattle into national parks and reserves will threaten their conservation values is the fact that on many of these properties, cattle have never actually left.
All of the areas the Queensland Gov... ... Read more »
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May 20, 2013
Andrew Probyn Federal Political Editor, The West Australian
May 20, 2013, 5:44 am t
WA schools would get just $33,000 each a year in extra Commonwealth funding under Julia Gillard's so-called Gonski reforms - a seventh of what an average Queensland school would get.
The Prime Minister yesterday sought to increase pressure on premiers a... ... Read more »
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May 16, 2013
Senator BACK (Western Australia—Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate) (17:41): I appreciate the opportunity to comment on the motion put by Senator Di Natale. I have listened very carefully to the comments around the chamber. There is absolutely no difficulty. There is a unanimous view from everybody that we do not want to see a circumstance ... ... Read more »
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May 13, 2013
Australian, Page: 2
By David Crowe
Monday, 13 May 2013
NATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR ONE of the federal government’s top migration advisers has backed a landmark finding that only a "small proportion" of employers are abusing the skilled worker program in another blow to Labor claims of widespread rorting.
The chairman of the minister... ... Read more »
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May 8, 2013
Australian, Page: 1
By DAVID CROWE SID MAHER
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
THE Coalition has vowed to enforce a new "culture of selfreliance" to bring welfare spending under control as it faces a renewed debate over its economic platform because of the generosity of its $4.3 billion paid parental leave scheme.
Opposition Treasury spokesman Joe Ho... ... Read more »
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