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Agri-Business
  • June 5 2019 The future of fintech in Agribusiness

    Thought leadership byline: Sam Fitzpatrick, Agribusiness Lead, Western Union Business Solutions Agribusiness in Australia: the lay of the land Australia’s agribusiness sector is currently estimated to be worth $256 billion,[1] with the economic impact reaching communities around the country. Currently more than two thirds of agricultural commodities produced on Australian farms are exported each year, with production Read More…

  • March 18 2019 Australian dairy farmers struggle to earn a profit

    A fresh milk crisis taskforce will be established to help Australian dairy farmers who are doing it tough in drought ravaged towns. The Fresh Milk and Dairy Advocate will lead a dedicated Dairy Business Advisory Unit within the Department of Primary Industries, which will focus on driving demand for NSW milk through a marketing campaign, Read More…

  • January 21 2019 Australia-UK agreements ensure continued trade for Aussie exporters

    A new bilateral Wine Agreement and Mutual Recognition Agreement will ensure continued trade flow between Australia and the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The new Wine Agreement replicates an already existing agreement between Australia and the European Union, which means the UK will accept Australian winemaking practices, and labelling and certification standards. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Read More…

  • November 27 2018 4 career suggestions for animal lovers

    Many people adore animals, but there are some individuals who wishto make a career out of spending time with their furry friends. If you are looking to go down this path, you will be pleased to know that there are plenty of career ideas for you to choose from within the animal sector. Some involve Read More…

  • December 14 2016 Buy, rent, maintain and repair: farm equipment essentials to save you money and time

    To run a successful farm, you have to find ways to cut costs while still maintaining the quality of your equipment. This can be a tough challenge for many farmers, especially those who run smaller farms without a lot of cash at hand. The good news is that there are several ways you can find Read More…

  • August 3 2016 Maintenance musts: Keeping your hydraulic system up and running smoothly

    If you don’t want any sort of equipment to break down and leave you high and dry at a critical moment, regular maintenance is one of the key ways to ensure everything carries on running smoothly. As most hydraulic engineers would readily confirm, maintaining hydraulic equipment is particularly important, so here is a look at Read More…

  • May 24 2016 The pros and cons of running a rental business

    Thinking about starting up a rental business? Running a business that rents equipment rather than selling it has definite advantages. One of the more appealing aspects of renting out equipment is the potential for financial gain. But like most things, along with the positives comes some less desirable factors to consider before deciding to rent Read More…

  • April 21 2016 Indonesia’s investment climate heats up while Chinese profits cool growth

    An increasingly favourable Indonesian investment climate offers growth opportunities for Australian exporters, according to new analysis from Efic.  Jokowi’s reform drive buoys Indonesia’s investment climate  Indonesia’s investment climate has benefited from 11 wide-ranging reform packages introduced by the government since September 2015. “This renewed reformist zeal has boosted market sentiment and will aid new efforts Read More…

  • February 16 2016 Is Australia going to ban livestock export?

    Recently, animal rights activists in Australia have been campaigning against the Australian import of Livestock claiming that the industry is not legal and legitimate. They are also claiming the Livestock industry is not meeting animal welfare interests. In February, the livestock industry has responded saying that it is not only legal and legitimate; they are also Read More…

  • February 2 2016 What to Do When a Workplace Accident Occurs

    It’s easy to believe that workplace accidents happen to ‘other people’. The reality is that workplace accidents can, and do, affect a great range of people and the impact on workers, families and businesses can be devastating. Fortunately, credible legal support is available. By utilising the services of a law firm that specialises in worker’s Read More…

  • January 25 2016 Five tips to get great truck finance for business

    Some businesses rise and fall on the backs of trucks. Whether you’re shipping or receiving products of your own, on behalf of other businesses or need a truck to help you ply your trade (concrete mixers or cranes for example) it pays to get a great deal on truck finance. Here are top 5 tips Read More…

  • October 29 2014 Push to help local food producers win more government tenders

    Smaller Australian food producers would benefit if government institutions, including schools and hospitals, bought locally when sourcing their food instead of favouring international suppliers.

  • October 21 2014 Green paper tax concessions to help farmers’ cashflow

    The latest agricultural green paper aims to give a leg-up to struggling farmers by tweaking with a range of key tax concessions to help improve cashflow in periods of drought and economic turbulence.

  • October 20 2014 Green paper canvasses court orders to break-up businesses

    Pressure is mounting on the government to further tighten competition policy by allowing courts to order companies found to be in breach of consumer law to reduce their market share.

  • August 22 2014 Reaping the fruits of their labour: success in the Hunter Valley

    Sipping chardonnay and looking out across rows of perfectly manicured grape vines doesn’t quite compute with the day-to-day reality of running a vineyard. Not to mention an on-site winery, cellar door, and restaurant.