Rural Australia

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What is urea, and why does a worldwide shortage threaten Australia’s supply chain?
How China’s export ban could force diesel trucks off the road and lead to higher food prices

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @12:07 AM

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Australia’s bumper crop: record agricultural production forecast to total $78bn
Prediction for 2021-22 comes despite flooding and rain damage in the country’s east

Natasha May

07, Dec, 2021 @2:06 AM

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‘A new church’: why a Uniting reverend is preaching to Anglicans in a gay couple’s home
Peter Grace and Peter Sanders disagreed with the conservative Anglicanism of their Armidale diocese, so they left – and took the congregation with them

Tom Plevey

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australian Community Media awarded more than $10m in Covid grants while scaling back newspapers
Of ACM’s 138 publications, 86 were suspended during the coronavirus pandemic

Anne Davies and Amanda Meade

02, Dec, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Regional Australian media outlets granted millions in federal support still slashed journalist numbers
Exclusive: government conducted federal seat analysis to determine which seats would benefit from $50m program, FOI documents show

Anne Davies and Amanda Meade

01, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The ‘backbone’ of regional Australia under strain as volunteer groups suffer pandemic burnout
Bushfires and Covid have hit community groups in rural areas hard, putting pressure on vital services and affecting mental health

Natasha May

29, Nov, 2021 @2:31 AM

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‘I don’t go to his parties’: new Infrastructure Australia chair says job not about being Barnaby Joyce’s mate
Responding to Labor criticism, Col Murray says his time in construction and local government prepared him for role

Tom Plevey

26, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s most expensive goat – a ‘very stylish buck’ – sells for record $21,000
Sold at auction in western NSW, Marrakesh has orders from his new owners to ‘go forth and multiply’

Nino Bucci

24, Nov, 2021 @9:03 PM

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Windfarm opponents in Nundle accuse NSW of double standards
Renewables should be developed ‘where regional communities want them’, ministers have said

Natasha May

15, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sixteen deaths in Australia’s troubled seasonal workers program since pandemic began
Spike in fatalities comes to light as scheme faces claims of exploitation and ‘inhumane conditions’

Cait Kelly

11, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian farmers await overseas workforce as locals are too ‘spoilt for choice’
Long-awaited agricultural visa could provide much needed labour, but some experts fear potential for worker exploitation

Tim McGlone

06, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘You may bring shame to your family’: Australia launches campaign to stop seasonal farm workers absconding
Aggressive campaign aimed at Pacific Islanders comes amid claims of ‘inhumane conditions’ for pickers

Cait Kelly

05, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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