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Sturt's Desert Pea flowering early

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 04:13
Good rainfall in South Australia is proving to be a benefit for more than just the winter crop season; Sturt's Desert Pea is flowering earlier than usual.
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Wakefield councils seek infrastructure funds

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 04:05
Councils in the marginal federal South Australian seat of Wakefield have made a submission for $50 million in infrastructure funding to each of the electorate's candidates.
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Questions over value of Tamar Valley tourism

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 08:50
The State Government has admitted it doesn't have any figures on the value of tourism in the Tamar Valley.
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NT Govt granted permission to appeal land rights decision

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 05:31
The Northern Territory Government has been granted permission to appeal against a decision giving traditional owners exclusive access to large areas of the Territory's coastal waters and rivers.
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Irrigators' water to be shared

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 04:43
Water saved by some of Menindee's irrigators, in far western New South Wales, worried about the lack of flow in the Darling River, will be shared by others.
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Little change to grim Murray-Darling Basin conditions

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 04:38
The latest update on water contingency planning for the Murray-Darling Basin says there has not been a significant change in dire conditions.
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SA dairy farms boost milk production

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 04:35
South Australian dairy farmers have produced more milk this year, bucking the national trend of a drop in production.
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Pig farmers still feeling impact of meatworks woes

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 04:34
Pig farmers in South Australia's mid-north are said to be leaving the industry, with the closure of the Port Wakefield abattoir being given as one of the reasons for their departure.
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Farmers up-beat about drought aid

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 04:09
Drought-affected farmers are confident they will get Government assistance, after a range of meetings hosted by a parliamentary committee.
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Irrigators come second in Goulburn Valley water savings

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 04:04
Victorian Premier Steve Bracks says water saved in the Goulburn Valley, in north-east Victoria, will go to Melbourne before local irrigators.
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Opposition says Govt not committed to Ord expansion

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 03:35
The Western Australian Opposition says Ord stage two will not happen because of the State Government's failure to commit to maintaining WA's northern sugar industry and its refusal to lift the ban on genetically modified (GM) cotton.
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Fed Govt fails to dismiss land clearing compo claim

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 03:27
The Commonwealth has failed in an attempt to have a compensation claim by farmers fighting land clearing regulations dismissed.
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Oyster deaths remain a mystery

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-21 03:23
The cause of a large number of oyster deaths that plagued Western Australia's pearling industry remains a mystery, despite months of tests by researchers.
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SA milk production up - but at a cost

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 12:40
South Australian dairy farmers have produced more milk this year, bucking the national trend of a drop in production.
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Mining to make SA the next boom state

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 12:33
An executive from South Australia's Primary Industries Department says mining has put the state on the verge of a once in a generation change in economic development.
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Launceston City Council urged to oppose pulp mill

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 12:21
More than 1100 people have supported a motion calling on the Launceston City Council to oppose the proposed Tamar Valley pulp mill.
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Drain options running out

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 11:41
Opponents of the Didicoolum Drain in the upper south-east of South Australia say they're running out of ways to try to stop the excavation works.
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Pulp mill criticism

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 10:33
The founder of a multi-million dollar internet business is backing a legal challenge to Tasmania's proposed pulp mill because he believes the project would damage the state environmentally and economically.
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Pulp mill meeting attracts big crowd

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 10:32
More than 1,100 people have gathered at Launceston's Albert Hall for a public meeting on Gunns' proposed pulp mill.
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Meagre Murray-Darling surplus divided up

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-20 10:05
The latest update on water contingency planning for the Murray-Darling Basin says there has not been a significant change in dire conditions.
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