Community & Lifestyle

Vietnamese man with pork-filled cakes denied entry

A VIETNAMESE man has been denied entry to Australia after nearly four kilograms of pork-fileld cakes were found in his luggage…Read More

Sheep Central, November 4, 2019

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 13, 2019

Recruitment: Workplace safety remains key industry priority

DESPITE greater attention being placed on workplace health and safety across the sector, agriculture remains the most dangerous places to work in Australian industry, recently released statistics show. ..Read More

Sheep Central, November 8, 2019

Lamb wholesaler stays in administration with debts over $5m

A Queensland-based meat wholesale business remains in voluntary administration this week, after creditors expressed opposition to a Deed of Company Arrangement proposed during a meeting on Friday…Read More

Jon Condon, November 8, 2019

NFF proposes drought exit packages, but ALP says no

A CALL for exit assistance for drought-affected farmers has failed to win the support of the Australian Labor Party…Read More

Sheep Central, October 23, 2019

Pressure for transparency on AWI committee’s election picks

PRESSURE is continuing on Australian Wool Innovation and its board nomination committee to release documents and information relating to a recommendation to re-elect former AWI chairman Wal Merriman and fellow director David Webster next month…Read More

Terry Sim, October 16, 2019

Meat Business Women conference develops diversity tool kit

A MEAT Business Women conference in Brisbane this week has laid the groundwork laid for new industry toolkit to deliver practical diversity and inclusion strategies for business…Read More

Sheep Central, October 16, 2019

NSW Young Farmer Business Program committee seeks new blood

YOUNG New South Wales farmers are being invited to nominate for the state‚Äôs Young Farmer Business Program Advisory Committee…Read More

Sheep Central, October 9, 2019

Post driver attachment wins feedlot innovator award

AN excavator attachment that allows drill stem posts to be driven through concrete aprons and hard surfaces has won the Innovator of the Year award at the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association annual conference in Dalby…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 7, 2019

ATO releases single touch payroll guide for agricultural employers

AGRICULTURAL employers have been granted new options by the Australian Taxation Office to move toward a single touch payroll system…Read More

Sheep Central, October 7, 2019

NFF sees no labour solution direction in ABARES farm survey report

AN ABARES farm labour survey report that said dairy and broadacre farms reported significantly more difficulty recruiting workers than vegetable, fruit and nut farms in 2018 has been slated by the National Farmers Federation…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2019

New TAFE course dedicated to agricultural service roles

A UNIQUE course offered through Wodonga TAFE has been designed to specifically meet the needs of people looking for a potential career in agricultural service fields, such as the stock and station agency sector, agri-finance and animal production and health…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2019

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