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Minister seeks trade partnership with Indonesia

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:15
Western Australia's Agriculture Minister will visit Indonesia next week to try to open up more opportunities for the state's farmers and food producers.
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WA rainfall lowest on record: bureau

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:07
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its national drought statement for the last year confirming parts of southern Western Australia recorded their lowest rainfall ever.
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State Govt grandstanding over iron ore mining interest, company says

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:02
The iron ore mining company which holds a state agreement to build iron ore infrastructure in Western Australia's mid west says the State Government is grandstanding by threatening to conduct an expression of interest process.
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NSW Govt approves Anvil Hill coal mine

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 06:13
The New South Wales Government has approved the Anvil Hill coal mining project in the Hunter Valley.
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Farmers warn they face ruin

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:14
West Australian wheat farmers have warned they face financial ruin unless it rains in the next few weeks.
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Groups hail land use agreement in Cape York

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:11
Indigenous groups have welcomed a historic agreement for land use on Queensland's vast Cape York Peninsula.
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Merger proposal for NT tourism bodies

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:00
An Alice Springs-based airline consultant says the region's tourism body is being distracted from it's main task.
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Chinese steelmaker to set up Adelaide office

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:00
The South Australian Government says the Chinese steelmaking company Sinosteel will establish an office in Adelaide.
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Massive croc caught in swimming hole

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:00
Northern Territory wildlife rangers have caught a three point seven metre saltwater crocodile in a makeshift swimming hole used by local children in the Darwin rural area.
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Xstrata plans to cut coal mine greenhouse emissions

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 04:20
Mining giant Xstrata has outlined plans to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from its coal mines within three years.
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Federal funds go to new fruit packing shed

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 04:02
The Federal Government has announced more than $1 million to build a new fruit packing shed in the Goulburn Valley.
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Cobram move for Murray Goulburn cheese plant

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 04:00
The Murray Goulburn cheese plant at Tangambalanga will be moved to Cobram later this year.
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Conservation group seeks carbon credit partnerships

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 03:05
The conservation group, Trees for Life, says it will seek partnerships with land-holders interested in participating in the South Australian Government's River Murray Forest project.
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Call for Forestry Tasmania to be prosecuted

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 10:41
The Wilderness Society has called on the Forest Practices Authority to prosecute Forestry Tasmania for accidentally logging part of a reserve.
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Wind adds to farmers' woes

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 06:16
Farmers in Western Australia's Mid West have suffered another setback with strong winds blowing away valuable top soil from their properties.
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Accident highlights log transport danger: Mayor

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 06:02
The West Coast Mayor says a decision to allow logs to be transported from the West Coast to Scottsdale via road has made an already dangerous highway even worse.
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SA landholders meet with Minister about drain

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 04:13
South Australia's Environment Minister has met with opponents of an open drain being constructed in the Upper South East.
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Murray flows in SA a third of entitlement

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 04:02
River Murray flows into South Australia are below a third of the South Australia's entitlement.
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Hunter honours wine industry stalwarts

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 03:21
The Hunter Valley's wine industry recognised six of its living greats at an awards night in Pokolbin last night.
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Fishermen criticise steep boat ramp fees

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 02:31
The Amateur Fishermen's Association has criticised the government over a $100 charge to use a new boat ramp at Point Stuart in the Northern Territory.
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