Cattlemen call for a half a billion dollars plus upgrading of Territory roads, are looking for wash down bays to combat weeds, clearer rules about access for fracking and a faster internet. JULIUS DENNIS checks out the rural producers' election wish list.
Cattle industry leader Tom Stockwell (at left) challenges Scott Morrison over "threats" to appeal the Federal Court's live export decision: It should be hailed "as a principle of good governance to guide future ministers, rather than running a protection racket for the under-performers of the political class at further expense to the people".
The Federal Court has found against Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig who imposed a blanket ban on exporting cattle following the Four Corners report "graphic video footage of inhumane slaughter of Australian cattle exported to Indonesia". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo (front, from left): Alison Brett, Hamish Brett and Colin Brett, during the judgment this morning.
UPDATE 4.20pm: Statement from former Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association Chief Executive Tracey Hayes.
The NT Cattlemen’s Association is hosting 20 Indonesian agricultural students for the next eight weeks as part of the NTCA Indonesian-Australia Pastoral Program, writes ASHLEY MANICAROS, NTCA Chief Executive Officer. This photo was taken at the Alice Springs cattle yards yesterday.
The annual Show has turned 60 but hasn't changed a lot in the past few years, decades really, and that's a sure sign of perfection. Find out what it takes to earn a ribbon. ERWIN CHLANDA reports, and Alice Springs NewsVIDEOs show the finer points of judging live Show entries.
“It was not just the farmers that endured losses – it was contractors, employees and local communities that were devastated by the Government’s ban," says NT Cattlemen’s Association former CEO and facilitator of the class action, Tracey Hayes (pictured), in a media statement.