Hunters dropped in NSW National Parks gun fight

By Julian Bajkowski The New South Wales O’Farrell government has squeezed the trigger on a deeply unpopular push by the shooter’s lobby to gain much greater access to the state’s National Parks, forests and reserves by abolishing the highly controversial Game Council of NSW that had been put in charge of controlling the amateur hunting […]

NSW corruption probe to grill ex-Premiers

By Paul Hemsley with Julian Bajkowski Former New South Wales Premiers Morris Iemma and Nathan Rees will front the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) today as witnesses as part of an investigation into former Minister for Primary Industries and Minister for Mineral Resources Ian McDonald’s decisions surrounding approval for a coal mine  – and whether […]

Research centre planted on Central Coast

By Paul Hemsley The NSW Department of Primary Industries has collaborated with the University of Newcastle to invest $6 million on a Primary Industries Centre located at the University’s Ourimbah campus. Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson said the investment will enhance science and research capabilities to drive productivity and support farmers across the state. […]


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