News from ABC Mildura-Swan Hill
Warning of 'dire consequences' for some Murray-Darling irrigators if water trade restricted
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:20:00 +1100
As farming groups lobby the Federal Government to take action on soaring water prices, water brokers warn some irrigators will be worse off if the Government intervenes in the trade.
Pony Club in Australia has been going for 80 years but can it survive the drought?
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:24:00 +1100
Every month, 10-year-old outback twins Milly and Poppy Bell travel over five hours to attend their nearest Pony Club, an interstate rite of passage their mother made when she was a young girl.
A header harvesting grain in the Victorian Mallee
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:48:00 +1100
Victorian treaty vote for First Peoples' Assembly delivers a different kind of state election
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:07:00 +1100
A special kind of election is unfolding across Victoria as the Aboriginal communities taking part in the treaty process cast their votes to elect a First Peoples' Assembly.
Victorian farming community protests 'dangerous' road after speed limit dropped
Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:49:00 +1000
The Swan Hill and Robinvale regions produce more $800 million in agricultural goods each year, but a "dangerous" C-class road connects them to Melbourne. The community says the lack of funding is a "human rights issue" and the system "needs to change".
Kangaroo pet food culling program to remain in Victoria, but red tape has farmers concerned
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 17:07:00 +1000
Victoria finally has a permanent kangaroo pet food program, but farmers are concerned red tape will result in carcasses left to rot in paddocks.
Victoria announces drought support for East and Central Gippsland, Millewa communities
Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:43:00 +1000
Farmers struggling in the driest parts of Victoria will have access to an extra $31m in relief funds, days after the Federal Government announced an extension in drought support.
Native title holders propose new body to manage parched Darling River
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 06:30:00 +1000
Barkandji native title holders in far-west New South Wales say they are learning to speak the language of government as they propose a major cross-agency organisation to manage the Darling River, or Baaka.
Farmers and drought-affected communities to receive an extra $100m in federal funding
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 09:14:00 +1000
Fresh from his tour of the United States, Prime Minister Scott Morrison heads to Queensland to pledge more money to support drought-affected communities.
Hay balers sell out across Victoria as drought ruins crops, push up fodder prices
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:59:00 +1000
Farmers and contractors rush to spend up to $350,000 for hay-baling equipment to make the most of grain crops and strong demand for fodder as the drought rolls on.