The rural message

By KRIS WALL: The cracked, broken earth of the bottom of the dried dam is a moonscape, the last sun scorched remnants of a season of profit. The landscape shimmers in the heat, while a lone figure looks on in despair at his unviable livelihood, tears forming in the hard edged ... Read More...

It’s what’s inside that counts

By ISABELLE O'BRIEN: A crisp Inner-Sydney Autumn morning at Orange Grove Farmers Market and the leaves have just started to fall. As the sun peeks through the Saturday-sport-threatening clouds and streams down through the market stall canopy, the pram-pushing, latte-sipping inner-westies flood in, before many store holders have even finished setting ... Read More...

Foreign investment in Australian agriculture: Are we open for business?

By ADRIENNE HARTNETT: Foreign investment in agriculture; for some Australians the phrase conjures up images of ‘nasty’ foreigners coming to take over our lands, while, for others,  it offers an unlimited opportunity for growth and prosperity. Foreign investment in Australian agriculture is a current and contentious debate that has been circulating the ... Read More...