On the WA Country Hour, Transport Minister Troy Buswell has released the WA Regional Freight Transport Network Plan, outlining a long-term strategy for developing road, rail and port infrastructure in regional WA. The Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance welcomes the suggestion that the State Government wants to keep the Tier Three rail lines open. The Pastoralists and Graziers Association says the best way to improve efficiencies at WA Ports is to introduce competition.
On the WA Country Hour, Animals Australia says it has obtained more video footage of Australian cattle being mistreated in Egypt. Independent federal MP Andrew Wilkie is calling on the Federal Government and the Opposition to support the end to live export.
WA Country Hour, the President of farmer lobby group Rural Action Movement has dumped a truck load of grain outside Premier Colin Barnett's office in Perth in protest of the state government's farm relief package.
On the WA Country Hour today, wild dog numbers in WA's station country have reached staggering levels and pastoralists are calling for more state resources and the reinstatement of a cash bounty for each dog killed.
On the WA Country Hour, the criteria for the multimillion dollar aid packages put on the table by the Federal and State Governments have been criticised by a grain farmer and an accountant for being too restrictive and too vague.
The high Australian dollar is one factor which primary producers argue should be taken into account by the banks in passing on the latest rate cut by the Reserve Bank. The farm sector says the swift action by banks to reduce rates for mortgage holders should also occur for farmers. While there is talk of Indionesian investment in Western Australian pastoral leases there is also moves to go the other way with Jakarta's man in Canberra floating the possibility of WA involvement in projects in his country.
The high Australian dollar is one factor primary producers argue should be taken into account by the banks in passing on the latest rate cut by the Reserve Bank. Talk of Indonesian investment in Western Australian pastoral leases and talks in Canberra about the possibility of WA involvement in Indonesian pastoral projects.