Innovation plan lacks nuance

ACKNOWLEDGING Australia has the potential to do well in areas such as food and agribusiness, mining and medical technologies is hardly radical.
ACKNOWLEDGING Australia has the potential to do well in areas such as food and agribusiness, mining and medical technologies is hardly radical.
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THE 2014 Lancefield Brahman Invitation sale saw particularly strong stud support lift the sale to a top of $38,000. THE 2014 Lancefield Brahman Invitation sale saw particularly strong stud support lift the sale to a top of $38,000.
MANAGING a little more than 2400 hectares of prime agricultural land at the head of the Condamine River, Wayne Frank says he is in the middle of the driest season he has ever witnessed. MANAGING a little more than 2400 hectares of prime agricultural land at the head of the Condamine River, Wayne Frank says he is in the middle of the driest season he has ever witnessed.
LIMITED rainfall and the associated yield penalties are an ongoing concern for central Darling Downs grain grower and agronomist Michael Hegarty. LIMITED rainfall and the associated yield penalties are an ongoing concern for central Darling Downs grain grower and agronomist Michael Hegarty.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon. HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
BARNABY Joyce's big dam building plans will damage the environment and the long-term viability of the agricultural sector, says LEE RHIANNON.
29 Oct 14  17 BARNABY Joyce's big dam building plans will damage the environment and the long-term viability of the agricultural sector, says LEE RHIANNON. | National Water Commission to be...  | Hung out to dry as NWC scrapped 
RECENT tragedies may give the impression rural communities have a higher than average incidence of gun-related violence - but the issue is not a simple one.
28 Oct 14  21 RECENT tragedies may give the impression rural communities have a higher than average incidence of gun-related violence - but the issue is not a simple one. | Heartbreak at Lockhart  | Three dead in Victorian rural... 
THE PM is counting on foreign investors to achieve the structural change that he is not prepared to engineer himself, says ALAN MITCHELL.
27 Oct 14  14 THE PM is counting on foreign investors to achieve the structural change that he is not prepared to engineer himself, says ALAN MITCHELL. | Green paper whitewashes...  | KAFTA report splits opinion 
TIMES are tough for livestock producers in Australia but this, of course, is nothing new and successive years have thrown out challenges to producers.
26 Oct 14 TIMES are tough for livestock producers in Australia but this, of course, is nothing new and successive years have thrown out challenges to producers.  | Good support for Leawarra  | Paramount rams make $1000 four... 
15 Oct 14 LAST week, during Mental Health Week, NSW Farmers launched the Glove Box Guide for Mental Health in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and The Land.
MODERN communication tools have undoubtedly improved efficiency and the speed at which information can be shared, but can never replace a face-to-face catch up, says KATE MANION.
13 Oct 14 MODERN communication tools have undoubtedly improved efficiency and the speed at which information can be shared, but can never replace a face-to-face catch up, says KATE MANION.
SIGNS are pointing towards finalisation of the long overdue Australia-China FTA next month, yielding potentially lucrative returns for Australian agriculture.
11 Oct 14  2 SIGNS are pointing towards finalisation of the long overdue Australia-China FTA next month, yielding potentially lucrative returns for Australian agriculture. | Dairy needs China FTA: Robb  | Abbott dispels 'Asia's food... 
FADING our curtains and keeping the cows awake, who does the sun think it is? Naughty sun, back in your box.
04 Oct 14  2 FADING our curtains and keeping the cows awake, who does the sun think it is? Naughty sun, back in your box. | Making ag a popular career choice  | Australia Post must act, to the... 
PUTTING prisoners to work on the land is a win-win for all of us.
29 Sep 14  4 PUTTING prisoners to work on the land is a win-win for all of us. | Forestry industry in recovery:...  | Making ag a popular career choice 
WHAT can three children teach you about matching messages to audiences? Cox Inall’s Michael Thomson finds out.
28 Sep 14 WHAT can three children teach you about matching messages to audiences? Cox Inall’s Michael Thomson finds out.
THE RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards celebrate an essential part of what gives the three Rs of Australia their strength: its people, says MATT LINNEGAR.
26 Sep 14 THE RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards celebrate an essential part of what gives the three Rs of Australia their strength: its people, says MATT LINNEGAR. | Overcoming the real barriers to...  | Making ag a popular career choice 
AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors.
24 Sep 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors.
THERE are very few things that occur in our Australian landscapes that happen in isolation, and wild dog control is no exception.
24 Sep 14  8 THERE are very few things that occur in our Australian landscapes that happen in isolation, and wild dog control is no exception. | Dingoes can be allies  | The feral solution 
THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
18 Sep 14  4 THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
DINGOES, wild dogs – whatever you call them - are bad news for the sheep industry but they get results for many cattle producers.
18 Sep 14  24 DINGOES, wild dogs – whatever you call them - are bad news for the sheep industry but they get results for many cattle producers. | Human error created dog problem  | The feral solution 
MY earliest memories of paddock work involve dog drives with my Dad and a heap of neighbours, inside and outside the fence.
14 Sep 14  3 MY earliest memories of paddock work involve dog drives with my Dad and a heap of neighbours, inside and outside the fence.
AG needs to listen more to consumers. This in an uncomfortable phrase to most farmers, but it's a conversation that must be had to take the industry forward.
10 Sep 14 AG needs to listen more to consumers. This in an uncomfortable phrase to most farmers, but it's a conversation that must be had to take the industry forward.
LIKE clearing landmines in Cambodia, new farming areas for sheep will not be safe nor profitable until the feral problem is removed completely.
06 Sep 14 LIKE clearing landmines in Cambodia, new farming areas for sheep will not be safe nor profitable until the feral problem is removed completely. | Pack mentality targets wild dog... 
THIS government’s promise to rural Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – and we are delivering on that promise, says BARNABY JOYCE.
06 Sep 14  2 THIS government’s promise to rural Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – and we are delivering on that promise, says BARNABY JOYCE. | KAFTA report splits opinion  | One year in: live exports 

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Katrina - that doesn't answer my question, Australia is trying it's best to educate these
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One of the best decisions an Australian government has ever made. When you have to resort to
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I think we have bushie boy worked out argis. A know it all city slicker.
CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.24 Oct 14 CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.
The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.16 Oct 14 The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.