Category: Agriculture

Safety paramount in new firearms legislation

The Firearms Bill 2015 evoked a lot of interest throughout the electorate of Flinders.  The purpose of the Bill was to address outdated sections, in an effort to improve public safety as part of a national approach. The challenge has been to not disadvantage users, such as farmers, in the running of their business or […]

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Farming foreign investment facts put forward

The Yeelanna Agricultural Bureau recently had Tom McKeon from Hassad Australia along as guest speaker. The meeting was publically advertised and, given the topic, there was a good role up of landowners and business people from across Lower Eyre Peninsula. Hassad is a sovereign wealth backed company based in Qatar in the Middle East, which […]

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Farmers continue on a quest for sustainability

Farmers, by definition, are in sync with the landscape, climate and resultant weather patterns, as well as our farming systems. I am very proud of the fact that I grew up on a farm on Eyre Peninsula, and actively farmed for 31 years before entering State Parliament. My wife and I still live on our […]

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