OPINION: Canberra's carbon cash cow (or how we got milked - again)

OPINION: Canberra's carbon cash cow (or how we got milked - again)

As kids we never had a money tree in our backyard. Not even hidden away in one of the back paddocks,

On-farm

24 NOV 2011
OPINION: Grandad, the Pope and our percentile problems

OPINION: Grandad, the Pope and our percentile problems

MY OLD grandad Frank was notorious in our family for stretching the longbow.

On-farm

17 NOV 2011
OPINION: It's a stinking mess

OPINION: It's a stinking mess

Is it any wonder us poor cockies are developing a bit of a siege mentality. What with governments telling

On-farm

11 NOV 2011
OPINION: Digging a hole of disaster

OPINION: Digging a hole of disaster

Have you heard the one about the airline, the miners, Canberra and the farmers? Probably not. Because

On-farm

03 NOV 2011
OPINION: Croppers come a cropper - what's new?

OPINION: Croppers come a cropper - what's new?

I forget which one of those scientific brainiacs came up with it – maybe Newton (the weirdo with the

On-farm

28 OCT 2011

OPINION: Get off our land - and stay off it

Coal seam gas. Three words that stink, right across rural areas of the eastern seaboard. When they

On-farm

21 OCT 2011

OPINION: It all smells fishy to me

If it wasn't so serious it would be hilarious. First Coles tries to tear the dairy industry apart.

On-farm

14 OCT 2011

OPINION: It just don't add up

(or how the dollar makes absolutely no cents – economically speaking) I hate economists. They're right

On-farm

07 OCT 2011
OPINION: Get serious about bushfire season

OPINION: Get serious about bushfire season

Fair bloody dinkum. It's September and the Christmas decorations are already going up in the shops.

On-farm

29 SEP 2011

OPINION: Rural water tax on the nose

If you're an irrigator I hope you can hold a tune. Such as whistling Dixie. Because and let's call

On-farm

22 SEP 2011

OPINION: Stepping it out - the hard way

Here's the wake up call of all wake up calls. My harvester is in better shape than me. How do I know

On-farm

15 SEP 2011

OPINION: Hearing is believing - not always

It took me a long time to work it out. That my old man took untold pleasure, for too many years, in

On-farm

13 SEP 2011

OPINION: Farmers unfairly pay the price

Here we go again. Far be it from me to join the doomsayers, but don't say I didn't warn you. While

On-farm

01 SEP 2011

OPINION: Industry its own worst enemy

Baksheesh. For Baby Boomers it was a strange word brought home from various battle zones of World War

On-farm

26 AUG 2011

OPINION: What happens when no one is looking

As far as Woomera and Australia's place in the space race goes, it is a quite famous phone call. I know

On-farm

18 AUG 2011

OPINION: Where is Aussie wool industry heading?

Long before my mind was abuzz with buzz words, this guy I knew was intent on being what he described

On-farm

11 AUG 2011

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