Australian wine exports to China have slumped to dramatic low, new figures reveal, after the hefty increase in import tariffs last November stopped activity in its tracks.
The MUA claims a “no jab, no work” policy was responsible for almost a quarter of stevedore Qube’s workforce not turning up for work at Fremantle Port over the weekend.
WA-based Indian sandalwood grower Quintis is set to produce higher quality oil with a lower carbon footprint, after commissioning a new production line at its Albany distillation facility.
Farmers are bracing for gusty winds and heavy rain next week that could damage harvest-ready crops, adding a new blow to a season that started perfectly but finished with frosts and a dry spring.
The Maritime Union of Australia is suspending strike action at Fremantle Port today despite failed bargaining talks with one of the country’s biggest logistics providers.
Danielle Le Messurier
CBH Group is aiming to ramp up vaccination rates among its 1100-strong workforce — and 2000 casual harvest workers — by offering $100 if they are double jabbed.
The Public Service Association has lodged a dispute over the NSW government plan to offer workers leave to volunteer to help harvest the state's bumper crop.
Federal Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash will intervene in the long-running industrial dispute at Fremantle Port, which is putting a stranglehold on the WA economy.
Danielle Le Messurier, Lanai Scarr, Jenne Brammer
A Pilbara man who breeds wild bucking horses for rodeos has pleaded not guilty to charges linked to WA’s biggest alleged cattle rustling investigation.
Thousands of public servants across NSW will soon be able to get paid leave to help farmers hamstrung by labour shortages to harvest their bumper crops.
Liv Casben and Tiffanie Turnbull
Linley Valley Pork abattoir has achieved an 85 per cent vaccination rate amongst its 400 workers, thanks to an on-site clinic at its Wooroloo premises.
Some of WA’s biggest agribusinesses are mobilising their own workforces to help plug a major labour shortage over the current bumper grain harvest.
The new store will mark potato king Tony Galati’s 17th Spudshed, with more to open across the country area in 2022 and 2023.
Ports Minister Rita Saffioti has urged the Fair Work Commission to intervene in the long-running industrial dispute at the Fremantle Port.
Prescribed burning in the jarrah forests while trees are in bud or flower means many beekeepers will lose significant income from premium honey, and the State will lose export markets.
Harvey’s citrus sector could see an influx of much-needed fresh faces after the Federal Government announced a new visa for seasonal workers.
Farmers including Oscar Pearse want recognition for their efforts to curb emissions, and for the government to commit to bolder targets.
The domino effect of the debacle pealed into the grainbelt last week, when $50 million of farm machinery was diverted to ports over east after the ships carrying it were unable to unload.
National Farmers Federation president Fiona Simson says primary producers are ready to get behind climate change targets but will not carry the load for others.
WA farmers have been urged not to rush into selling carbon credits to resources companies, amid signs demand from big emitters is about to explode.
After months of missing shipping commitments, CBH has announced massive freight hike rates across its network to get more reliable truck and train contracts.
The value of South Australia's grain harvest is set to reach record levels thanks to higher prices.
Owners of a livestock transport business allegedly caught up in a major cattle rustling bust have entered ‘not guilty’ pleas in court this week.
The North West’s only abattoir will reopen in early 2022 after being restructured into a co-operative that is part owned by the Spudshed’s Tony Galati.
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