Backpackers may get hundreds of millions of dollars back, after tax overturned by court

An estimated 75,000 backpackers working, or who have worked in Australia, could be back-paid hundreds of millions of dollars after the Federal Court ruled the so-called backpacker tax invalid.

Water traders without a connection to farming are ‘failing the pub test’, says Minister

Sussan Ley says she believes only people who have a “connection to farming” should be allowed to own water in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Hewson slams Coalition climate plan, says PM’s claim Australia will meet emissions targets ‘staggering’

The former Liberal leader takes aim at an “entrenched anti-climate sentiment” in the Coalition, telling a gathering of farmers that regenerative agriculture can offset a high amount of future emissions.

Independent calls for ‘cohesive, dramatic’ national climate strategy

An independent MP is leading a crossbench call pushing the Government to do more to help farmers and rural communities face climate change challenges into the future.