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Australian government offering AU$60m in grants to encourage smart farming

Between AU$250,000 and AU$4 million will be provided to organisations and individuals looking to trial and implement innovative farming solutions that will help improve the condition of soils and vegetation. The Australian federal government has announced it is offering AU$60 million in grants to support “smart farming partnerships” under the AU$1 billion National Landcare Program. […]

October 18th, 2017
Topic: COMPUTERS IT, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, LOANS & GRANTS, SMART FARMING Tags: , , ,

Launceston and Townsville are to receive special development funding from federal government

A tale of two cities- Media release The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will appear before the Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Committee in Canberra tomorrow to discuss the Australian Government’s plans to develop Launceston and Townsville. At opposite ends of the country, the two cities are both subject to City Deals which aim […]

August 14th, 2017
Topic: GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, Queensland, Tasmania Tags: , ,

Budget 2017: STEM education in rural Australia gains AU$30m

The Australian government has announced that it will provide AU$24 million to establish a Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program targeting the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. Beginning this year, around 1,200 scholarships worth AU$20,000 each will be gifted to students undertaking undergraduate, post-graduate, or vocational education and training qualifications in […]

May 10th, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, EDUCATION TRAINING, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES Tags: , ,

Helping developing nations to farm better and feed themselves

Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee, the Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP, discusses the issues that the Committee will examine in the inquiry into the role of development partnerships in agriculture and agribusiness in promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia has expertise in arid, tropical and temperate […]

September 30th, 2015
Topic: FOOD DRINK, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES Tags: , ,

Farmers ask Government to tackle drought as natural disaster

Photo: John Lethbridge tries to sell his Hughenden farm land due to lack of income. Farmers are warning the Queensland beef industry is on the brink of collapse and the dire and enduring drought needs to be declared a natural disaster. Around 75 per cent of Queensland is drought-declared and graziers are coping with their […]

May 3rd, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, PEOPLE Tags: , , , ,

Nude calendar to raise money for drought-affected farmers

A CHEEKY new calendar has Granville [Maryborough Queensland]mum Kasey Hudson baring it all in support of Aussie farmers. Tasteful nude shots have been taken of the co-ordinator of Fraser Coast Aussie Helpers, who is organising photo shoots around the region for a charity calendar. Kasey said stripping down was “scary as hell”. “We’re going to […]

March 18th, 2015
Topic: BOOKS MAGS PUBLICATIONS, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, PEOPLE Tags: None

Miner teams with QLD agricultural college with free scholarships for farmers

Glencore has partnered with Queensland’s Emerald Agricultural College to help develop a new generation of farmers. The new partnership is designed to support the college’s Australian Primary Industries Production Program (APIP) through scholarships. Glencore will provide five scholarships valued at $10 000 each to students starting the two year APIP program for the agricultural college’s […]

March 13th, 2015
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, EDUCATION TRAINING, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, MINING OIL GAS Tags: None

Glencore providing scholarships for the next generation of farmers

L-R EAC Livestock Instructor Justin Grosskopf, Scholarship recipients Nicola Kerle and Eliza Martel, Glencore’s Ken Dixon, Scholarship recipients Jake Chandler Ashe, Christina Harris and Amanda Campbell, Livestock Instructor Allan Wallen. A partnership between Emerald Agricultural College and Glencore is helping develop Queensland’s next generation of farmers. Five students have been awarded scholarships of $10,000 each […]

March 13th, 2015
Topic: GRANTS SUBSIDIES, JOB WORK OPPORTUNITIES, MINING OIL GAS Tags: None

Federal Government announces $100 million drought loans amid rising rural debt levels

Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce has announced an additional $100m for drought loans after he and Treasurer Joe Hockey toured drought stricken northern NSW and Queensland in September. The Minister for Agriculture has responded to pleas for help for Queensland and NSW farmers suffering drought. Barnaby Joyce has announced $100 million in Drought Recovery […]

December 4th, 2014
Topic: GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES Tags: , , ,