June 18, 2013
Senator Back's speech to the rally participants
...Ladies and gentlemen, there are a number of concerns. There are obviously the economic concerns; there’s equity and probity and honesty concerns; and there are also health concerns.
As a rural Western Australian, as the only veterinarian in the Australian parliament, I want to say to you w... ... Read more »
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June 14, 2013
4 June 2013
Thank you for your email regarding wind turbines that contained links to theconversation.com
I am aware of the work reported by Prof Chapman of Sydney University. I am concerned that this work has some serious omissions. I believe this is shared by the executi... ... Read more »
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May 17, 2013
Livex Council responds to Wilkie bill
By Alison Penfold, chief executive officer, Australian Livestock Exporters Council17 May 2013
I am disappointed that Mr Wilkie remains ignorant to the true impact of a phase out or ban of the livestock export trade.
People in industry and those who have opened their eyes to the consequences of such a ... ... Read more »
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February 27, 2013
Opinion- Senator Chris Back
To rephrase Nero’s memorable lines, Canberra continues to fiddle while Australian farmers are burning.
While hundreds of Australian farmers and pastoralists are incurring savage losses with the sudd... ... Read more »
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January 25, 2013
Senator Back was Chief Executive Officer of the Bush Fires Board of Western Australia and a member of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council.
We can’t prevent wildfires but we can manage their impact and the damage they cause.
The conflagration we have just witnessed across three Australian states is not the effect of global wa... ... Read more »
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November 26, 2012
West Australian, Page: 18
By Ian Fairnie
Monday, 26 November 2012
The WA Nationals launched their 2013 election campaign in Toodyay recently with leader Brendon Grylls stating that agriculture would be "the next investment boom in regional WA". Of course he meant investment by someone other than the State Government.
Yet even as he ma... ... Read more »
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November 15, 2012
Three key issues emerge from the Pakistan sheep debacle during September and October.
The horrific death of 21000 Australian sheep at the hands of thugs, the wanton waste of 500 tonnes of top quality sheep meat and the question of Australia’s relationship with Pakistan.
The culling of those sheep was never necess... ... Read more »
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October 17, 2012
I will continue to support the deregulation of wheat export marketing in Australia, as I have pointed out in correspondence to State Councillors, the media, industry representatives and to my Parliamentary colleagues. Critical to this process is the conclusion of the industry led-development of a code of conduct to control port access.... ... Read more »
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October 17, 2012
Threats to ban the use of fenthion in WA orchards has caused an outcry - Senator Chris Back.
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is investigating whether to suspend and even ban the use of fenthion, the chemical used to control fruit fly in commercial and residential orchards around Australia.
Und... ... Read more »
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