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.

How Australia’s space race benefits farmers on planet Earth

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.

Warning of ‘dire consequences’ if water trade restricted

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.

Citrus industry mourns end of fruit cropping on lower Darling River

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.