Agricultural experts have urged farmers to do their research and consider the potential risks before diving headfirst into the emerging carbon market.
A second $50-million round of flood mitigation funding has been labelled "too little, too late", with construction yet to start on the first round of projects and large parts of the country underwater.
A South Australia farm will be turned into a national nuclear waste facility, after the federal government official selected the site in the last parliamentary sitting week of 2021.
The retiring mayor plans to bring his appetite for "game changing" rural projects to the organisation.
"We have to challenge the rest of the world on their message because this is where we have an advantage. They have vulnerabilities that we don't."
International borders will reopen to eligible visa holders from December 1, including skilled migrants and working holiday makers.