Cattlemen sue Commonwealth over live exports ban

Northern cattle industry members have launched a class action against the government for suspending live exports to Indonesia.

They filed the case in the Federal Court on Monday.

In 2011 the Gillard government’s agriculture minister Joe Ludwig abruptly banned live cattle exports due to animal cruelty concerns.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Cattle prices up as sales fall off

West Kimberley pastoralists say cattle prices remain strong as the wet season approaches.

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Monday, October 27th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance Comments Off

PGA lawyer to brief stations on new leases

The PGA urges its  members to attend a briefing in Broome next month.

The organisation’s solicitor will answer questions and note concerns about the forthcoming new pastoral lease.

Division president Peter Camp said the solicitor will go through the document, line by line, to explain it to the meeting.

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Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Broome, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

Halls Creek: More gold found

Drillers have found more high-grade gold ore at Nicholson gold project, south of Halls Creek.

Photo: Proactive Investors

Photo: Proactive Investors

Nicholson’s gold project is at Lamboo station.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014 Business and finance, Halls Creek Comments Off

Springvale: Chopper pilot killed

A helicopter pilot was found dead and his chopper burned at 7:30 this morning.

A search started when the 34-year-old failed to return to Springvale Station at 6:00pm last night.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 Halls Creek, Police and courts Comments Off

Rinehart buying stations

Gina Rinhart’s company Hancock Prospecting is buying half shares in Liveringa and Nerrima stations.

The deal is part of a joint venture with the Laitt family, which owns the Milne AgriGroup.

They have formed a company, Liveringa Station Beef, which has also bought the old Clover Meats abattoir at Waroona south of Perth.

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 Business and finance Comments Off

Government plan to open up more irrigated land

The state government plans to allow businesses to invest in irrigation projects on pastoral leases under certain circumstances.

This is expected to open up more unallocated crown land for cattle production.

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 Business and finance, Government Comments Off

More on China and Aboriginal pastoral companies

On an ABC Lateline program Ginny Stein explores the new relationship between Aboriginal-owned stations and Chinese business.

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Interview grabs with John Watson,   Robert Watson, Anthony Watson, Wayne Bergman.

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off
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