Budget 2018: ABC News boss Gaven Morris says there’s ‘no more fat to cut’ after funding reduced

Budget 2018: ABC News boss Gaven Morris says there’s ‘no more fat to cut’ after funding reduced

Posted May 10, 2018 14:45:35 Photo: Gaven Morris says the ABC’s per-capita funding is lower than that of other public broadcasters. (ABC News) Related Story: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line ABC News director Gaven Morris says there is “no more fat to cut at the …

Indian buffalo meat success puts sizable dent in Australia’s live cattle trade with Indonesia — its biggest market – ABC Rural

Indian buffalo meat success puts sizable dent in Australia’s live cattle trade with Indonesia — its biggest market – ABC Rural

The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives. Indonesia is Australia’s largest live cattle market, taking more than 700,000 head in record years. But in recent years the price of Australian cattle has skyrocketed, reaching unprecedented highs. As a …

Budget 2018: Mobile blackspot funding to drop out at end of next financial year – ABC Rural

Budget 2018: Mobile blackspot funding to drop out at end of next financial year – ABC Rural

Regional and rural mobile phone users are among the big losers in last night’s budget with no funding for Australia’s mobile phone blackspot program beyond the next financial year. Deputy leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie, this morning defended the Federal Government’s investment in regional …

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for droughts and floods ahead – ABC Rural

Cattle farmers beef up savings to prepare for droughts and floods ahead – ABC Rural

Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs). Their contributions have increased by 50 per cent in the last three years, which is double the increase seen in other sectors. Almost $7 billion is now held in FMDs, which is …

Budget 2018: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line

Budget 2018: ABC funding frozen in $84 million hit to bottom line

Updated May 08, 2018 21:02:42 The Government has announced it will freeze the ABC’s annual funding indexation for three years from July 2019, costing the organisation $84 million. External Link: @gavmorris: “Let’s be clear… ABC indexation freeze plus direct cuts to abc news funding amounts to over 120 million disinvestment …

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

Healthcare, roads and biosecurity major regional winners in 2018 Federal Budget – ABC Rural

A focus on improving road and rail transport, better access to health services and strengthening agricultural exports are key budget measures targeted at regional Australians. But with poor connectivity in so many rural places, the number one item on many budget wish-lists, better telecommunications access, has gone unanswered. “In addition …

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Murray-Darling Basin deal brings certainty for businesses and communities, NSW irrigators say – ABC Rural

Irrigators and Indigenous groups are cautiously optimistic about a deal struck by the Coalition Government and Labor to give certainty to communities in the Murray-Darling Basin. The two sides of politics reached an agreement on Monday to pass elements of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan that aim to do more for …

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

For years crocodile farms have relied on the Top End’s feral buffalo and cattle populations to supply meat for their reptiles. But an increasing demand for buffalo and a rise in cattle prices has seen crocodile farms be outpriced by live exporters. This price pressure has forced pet meat suppliers …

Cattle industry looks to defend ‘meat’ label from lab-grown and plant-based products – ABC Rural

Cattle industry looks to defend ‘meat’ label from lab-grown and plant-based products – ABC Rural

The peak body for Australia’s cattle industry says it is considering calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled “meat”. Experts think a commercial industry to supply meat grown from stem cells in a laboratory is achievable within the next decade and there is also rising demand for …

‘I am that girl’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘I am that girl’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Posted May 07, 2018 05:01:56 She was at the centre of one of Australia’s most controversial rape trials. Her story serves as a warning about the need to understand what consent is and the consequences of getting it wrong. Saxon Mullins was what used to be called a “late bloomer”. …