Federal Labor has effectively committed to end live sheep exports with its agriculture spokesman, Joel Fitzgibbon, telling an Adelaide radio station the party does not believe there is a future for the sector.
An ambitious water supply project in Western Australia's South West is set to proceed after gaining federal government backing, with Collie Water chairman Peter Fogarty saying he was well advanced in securing private investors to complete funding.
SPECIAL REPORT: Western Australia’s five biggest agribusinesses are earning about $5.5 billion in revenue annually, according to the latest BNiQ Search Engine data, down from $5.8 billion when the list was last published 18 months ago.
The environmental watchdog has recommended approval of the first stage of China-backed Kimberley Agricultural Investment’s Carlton Plain project, which comprises a 3,000-hectare irrigated development north-west of Kununarra.
Australia was one of 11 nations that signed on to the successor to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal in Chile last night, just more than a year after the United States pulled out of the original deal.
Company director and former WA attorney general Cheryl Edwardes has been appointed as the new chairperson for agribusiness CropLogic while St John of God Health Care has appointed Azure Capital managing partner Adrian Arundell to its board.
The receivers of Quintis have sought to retain full control of the sandalwood producer, appointing Primary Securities as an independent consultant and arguing that plans by growers to take control of some forestry schemes would be counterproductive.
Improved margins on live cattle voyages have helped agribusiness Wellard reduce its net loss after tax for the first half of the financial year to $7.5 million, nearly 60 per cent lower than the previous corresponding period.
Quintis investors hoping to appoint a new ‘responsible entity’ to have oversight of their sandalwood project will need to change plans after the corporate regulator said their two preferred entities were not eligible to take the role.