Wishing you a safe and happy Australia Day 2022.
Rural property prices have soared this year, but with an unprecedented set of market conditions, what are agents expecting for the new year? A “perfect storm” of variables has fuelled Australia’s booming rural property market this year. Farms became even more attractive assets to buyers, with high commodity prices, low interest rates, quality seasonal conditions and access to affordable capital all contributing to the boom.
AUSTRALIAN-SPECIFIC research is showing the climate benefits of reducing red meat consumption below amounts recommended in dietary guidelines is small and could create negative environmental trade-offs such as higher water scarcity. The industry’s big service provider Meat & Livestock Australia has released a fascinating report on the topic, which draws extensively from research conducted by CSIRO and other institutions. Against a backdrop of increasing calls for affluent societies to significantly cut red meat consumption in the name of the environment, the work shows getting Australians to eat less beef is not an effective climate solution.
Discussion in relation to Gina Rinehart suggested innovations of change to the aged pension system.
This is an edited version of a speech by Gina Rinehart given for National Agriculture and Related Industries Day.
Gina Rinehart slams Federal Government’s green energy policies, warns of roadblocks to grow agriculture
The WA businesswoman highlighted in her speech ideas on how the Federal Government could assist agriculture, which included allowing farmers to clear their land to decrease the risk of bushfires, compensating for past clearing restrictions, and reimbursing past fines on farmers who had cleared land to protect their families, staff, pets and infrastructure. Ms Rinehart said as well as slashing red tape, the Government also needed to recognise “water was king” for agriculture.
This year, our fifth annual National Agriculture and Related Industries day, we had planned one of the biggest celebrations ever to mark our appreciation of all those in agriculture, and this important National day. Unfortunately with the uncertainty of COVID restrictions, we had to postpone our event. Please join us in the Whitsundays next National day, November 21 2022. National Agriculture & Related Industries Day is our day to come together and hold celebrations around the country to acknowledge the over three hundred thousand hard working men and women across our essential industry.
“We are a supporter of the government changing its policy where pension arrangements are concerned, so that pensioners can work should they so choose, without onerous tax resulting from their decision to work. “Hancock is a very patriotic company that supports investment in Australia, primary industries and jobs in WA and Australia. When mining does well, Australia does well.”