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Farmers say superpipe pleas going unheard

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 04:00
Ballarat region potato farmers in central Victoria say Central Highlands Water has failed to listen to their pleas to have the goldfields' superpipe buried 1.5 metres under their properties.
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Fishers still fuming over sand build-up

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 03:41
The Lakes Entrance Fishermen's Co-op says members are angry at continued delays to clearing the channel of a major sand build-up.
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Regional contingent of honours winners strong

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:50
Regional South Australians in the north and north-west have featured strongly in a list of 60 South Australians to have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honour's list today.
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Council wants assurances of clean power

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:36
The Whyalla City Council says it wants South Australian Government support for a renewable energy system to feature in a proposed desalination plant.
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Albany unveils Sammy the seal memorial

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:30
A tour boat operator who unveiled a bronze statue of Sammy the seal on the weekend says the location of the memorial is important to the seal's memory.
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Fewer lobster fisherman for season end

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:26
The number of active rock lobster fishermen is dwindling as the season draws to an end.
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Sugar industry needs help: Nationals

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:19
The National party is calling on the Western Australian Government to immediately provide funds to resurrect the sugar industry in the East Kimberley.
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South Australian team takes king of the desert title

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:00
In Central Australia's Finke Desert Race, the king of the desert title has gone interstate for the third year in a row.
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Webcke fronts AgForce ad campaign

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 01:29
After supporting anti-council amalgamation protests, rugby league veteran Shane Webcke is now doing the hard yards for Queensland's primary producers.
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Animal research earns OAM for Townsville scientist

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 00:29
A Townsville scientist is to receive an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to science through pasture and animal research.
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Irrigators to share in Murray inflows

ABC Rural News - Sat, 2007-06-09 22:13
The South Australian Government says the possibility of a zero water allocation for irrigators in July is now off the table.
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Darwin kids swap toads for ice-cream

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 22:46
Residents in Darwin's rural areas will be swapping cane toads for ice-creams today as part of an incentive to rid the Northern Territory of the pests.
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Tasmania's commercial scallop season opens next week

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 09:00
Tasmanian fishermen are preparing for the start of the commercial scallop season.
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Minister explains radical fishing changes

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 05:44
The Fisheries Minister Jon Ford has moved to justify his intention to radically change recreational fishing laws in Western Australia.
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Environment centre calls for more transparency over refinery allegations

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:48
The Territory's Environment Centre says the handling of alleged environmental breaches at Alcan's Gove refinery needs to be more transparent.
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Auspine takes court action

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:08
The forestry company Auspine is taking legal action over its failed softwood log supply deal.
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Wheat farmers face tough time without rain: WAFF

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:07
The Western Australian Farmers Federation (WAFF) says the outlook is grim for many wheat farmers if there is not significant rainfall in the next few weeks.
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Rain puts dampener on outback fishing

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:00
A big outing for fishers in an outback western New South Wales town has been called off because of rain.
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DPI urges caution over record cropping predictions

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:24
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging caution over predictions that a record cropping area will be sown this year, saying good returns are still a long way off for farmers.
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Water conservation important despite good wet: corp

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:19
The Water Corporation says there is still a need to conserve water in northern Western Australia and Kimberley despite high rainfall over the wet season.
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