State Farming Groups Campaign For AWI Oversight

State Farming Organisations have banded together to campaign for greater oversight of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) expenditure amid criticism there has been a “lack of progress” by the industry body. NSW Farmers are the latest to join Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), Livestock SA, WA Farmers and Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) …

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Three-year research project to shine a light on the ‘Invisible Farmer’

Australia’s largest ever study of the role women play on farms wants to challenge the stereotype of who and what a farmer is. The three-year Invisible Farmer project, funded by an Australian Research Council grant, officially launched this week on International Women’s Day. Spearheaded by Museums Victoria, the project hopes …

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Mental health and psychosocial impacts of climate change for rural Australians

Climate change is arguably the biggest global health threat of the 21st century (U.S. Global Change Research Program, 2016). The safe limit for temperature increase is 1.5oC, but if we continue with business-as-usual, global temperature will rise between 3.7o and 4.8oC, with catastrophic consequences (IPCC, 2014). Already we see climate …

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