National AgDay a celebration for all Aussies

by 27 September 2017

7th September 2017 The Land

FARMERS make a massive contribution to Australia’s society and economy and it is time to celebrate the sector’s vital significance to the country.

That is the motivation behind a new national initiative, National Agriculture and Related Industry Day.

The event is the brainchild of Kidman and Co. co-owner Gina Rinehart. Now the National Farmers Federation will take the lead in running AgDay, supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water [...]

Article – ‘We will have to take these people on’ – Joyce on environmental groups with tax-deductible gift recipient status

by 27 September 2017

6 September 2017 The Guardian 

I also need to track back to a speech the deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce made early this morning at the Minerals Council of Australia knees-up.

Barnaby Joyce at the Minerals Council of Australia’s minerals week seminar in the theatre of Parliament House on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Mike Bowers for the Guardian

The speech is a typical Joyce outing – it winds and twists and digresses – but there are some interesting chunks.

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