Women in Australian Agriculture are paving the way

I feel fortunate that in my career so far in agriculture and more broadly in rural Australia, I’ve been surrounded by extraordinary people, many women, who have challenged and supported me. Our industry is a special place but we can do more to progress, and we all have a role to play.

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What doesn’t meet the eye, rests between
the ears

By Hugh Dawson

If it doesn’t seem right, chances are it isn’t. As a civilisation, we’re currently living through the largest disruption to humankind since the Second World War. Most of our nation has been locked down within the confides of four walls and we have been stripped of the freedom we so
cherish as Australians.

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Traditions: when they help and when they harm

Corrina Wrights family have been growing vines at the family property in South Australia’s McLaren Vale for more than 175 years. From her childhood armed with an ice cream container on her head to protect her from swooping birds to nowadays with her kids now helping out on their school holidays.

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Ignorance is no longer an excuse: an open letter on the state of regional healthcare

When I drive into Walgett, into Bourke, into Enngonia, I almost want to be stopped by the police. I want them to ask to look at my ID, to see the letter from the news organisation that has sent me there, I want them to question where I have come from and why my reason to be travelling is essential.

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Finding the balance in change


Emma Germano is a household name in Australian agriculture. Her involvement in industry is as diverse as the road to how she got here, she’s the current president of the Victorian Farmers Federation, owner of the family farm and even has a startup AgTech company!

A little lesser known side of Emma is the journey and learnings along the way, from a restaurant on Bridge Road, buying out the family farm on the brink of losing it all, she’s lived on the edge and sometimes it’s found her a little too close for comfort!

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Coming Home


Many would say that the 641 kilometre distance between Sydney and Walgett is not the biggest factor that separates the two places. 

This divide is made up of vastly different career opportunities, or the ability or lack thereof to access things like healthcare services, coffee shops, beaches, apartment blocks, more than one grocery store within a 100 kilometre radius – that kind of thing.

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