Billion-dollar windfall for Queensland signals critical need to bring manufacturing home to Victoria

A new plan to relieve fertiliser shortages by increasing production in Australia has highlighted the multi-billion-dollar economic windfall a shift in focus to bring manufacturing back to Victoria could deliver. Agripower Australian Limited confirmed this week it will ramp up production of fertiliser at its Queensland plant to cope with exploding global demand, generating 11,500…

The Nationals and timber towns call to arms

Timber communities have vowed to fight back against Daniel Andrews’ policy to shut Victoria’s sustainable native timber industry. A round table forum held in Heyfield attended by community members, harvesters, industry groups, local Councillors and Gippsland’s state and federal MPs strongly rejected the Andrews Government’s native timber transition plan. Shadow Assistant Minister for Public Land…