Rural Australia

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Canola field selfies: Australian farmers warn tourists against ‘dangerous’ social media trend
In spring, Instagram is awash with people posing in yellow fields, but farmers say the fad is a risk to biosecurity and people’s safety

Fleur Connick

27, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Murray-Darling Basin plan: Victoria will struggle to meet water delivery obligations by deadline
Water minister says state will only consider additional 450GL efficiency projects if they do not negatively affect farmers or towns

Anne Davies

22, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Giving UK backpackers the choice of Bondi or the ‘back of Bourke’ will only worsen Australia’s farm worker shortage | Andrew Whitelaw
Fewer backpackers will mean higher labour costs for farmers. Are you ready to pay more for food?

Andrew Whitelaw

20, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Bigger and better than ever’: Australia’s rural shows bounce back after tough years
Sponsorship and community engagement are surging after two years of pandemic cancellations

Fleur Connick

19, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Mental health outcomes are worse in the bush, partly because it’s easier to get a gun than get help
People in rural Australia don’t experience higher rates of mental illness than their city counterparts – it’s just more likely to end in tragedy when they do

James McKenzie Watson

17, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘I no longer question who I am’: they’re rural, trans and staying put
A Bendigo clothes swap brought TGDNB people from across rural Victoria, and it was all about finding a safe space

Michael Burge

11, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Milking the local market: shaking up the NSW south coast dairy industry
Farmers in and around the Jamberoo Valley are banding together to do business differently and reduce their dependence on big milk processors

John Ellicott

10, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘A paddock party more than a B&S ball’: saving a country tradition from itself
Rising insurance costs threaten the future of Australia’s lively rural get-togethers – but a lifeline could be on the horizon

Fleur Connick

09, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Parenting a trans teen in rural Australia has enriched our lives in ways I never could have imagined | Sarah Michell
Being trans was not something Milo wanted special attention for, but in a regional town it wasn’t something he could hide

Sarah Michell

03, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘What if we stopped?’ How Australian arts tours are changing to save the planet
From booking fewer flights to mending socks, companies are focusing on cutting emissions. Can their small changes add up?

Elissa Blake

01, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Worker shortage forces Riverina growers into fruit picker bidding war
Smaller growers claim labour contractors favour more profitable larger farms, but unions say farmers could pay staff directly

Fleur Connick

31, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Rural Victorian town left without bulk-billing doctor after clinic closes doors
Thousands of patients in Mildura region in state’s north-west are unable to access medical records or GP care

Benita Kolovos and Melissa Davey

31, Aug, 2022 @12:33 AM

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