NSW farmer says no to water buybacks

NSW farmer says no to water buybacks NSW sheep and grain farmer Michael Chalmers is deeply concerned about the government’s proposal to allow water buybacks from farmers in the Murray Darling Basin. “Further water buybacks would potentially have devastating effects on our farm business and our local community,” he says.  “If I were having a […]

Vic dairy farmer says water legislation will devastate communities 

Victorian dairy farmer Andrew Leahy is calling on politicians to support rural communities and take a stand against water buybacks. “We’re already seeing a cost of living crisis. Less water means more expensive farming, which means more expensive food, and that’s bad for everyone,” Andrew said. The second generation dairy farmer from Murrabit in northern […]

WA farmer calls for live sheep exports to continue

WA sheep and grain farmer Jamie Spence is calling on government to allow live sheep exports to continue for the sake of animal welfare and Australia’s Merino sheep industry. The fourth generation farmer from Borden in WA’s Great Southern Region said while Australia remained an exporter of live sheep, animal welfare would be well monitored […]

Vic farmer says transmission lines must be underground

Victorian farmer Katherine Myers is calling on government to say no to overhead transmission lines to protect food production and safeguard rural communities. At Tourello near Ballarat where Katherine farms with her husband Ben and his parents, overhead transmission lines are proposed across 1.5 kilometres of the property. The high voltage transmission towers, which would […]