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.
Australia’s emerging space industry is looking to the moon and Mars, but it also has a very practical benefit for farmers working in the soils of planet Earth.
The Northern Territory produces two thirds of Australia’s total mango crop, but industry figures say the Top End’s mango sector is facing serious threats from climate change.
As farming groups lobby the Federal Government to take action on soaring water prices, water brokers warn some irrigators will be worse off if the Government intervenes in the trade.
The heat is on beekeepers to deliver healthy hives for pollination this spring and into the summer.
The end of irrigated horticulture on the lower Darling River will cost the citrus industry decades of technical expertise, according to the country’s largest citrus exporter.