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Another stab in the back for rural Australia. Thanks Mr Abbott!

Changes to Australia's working holiday visa scheme by the Abbott Government may see the end of ...  
The Darling Downs coal seam gas bomb

Will this be the year the Darling Downs coal seam gas bomb goes up? Lachlan Barker reports.  
Australia's complacency in the face of worldwide bee decline

Bee decline is now a global problem with up to 90 per cent of our crops at risk. Research showing ...  
IA EXPLAINER: Ron Boswell, the Nats and northern hairy-nosed wombats

Managing editor David Donovan considers the appearance of former Senator Ron Boswell on ABC Q&A ...  
Australia needs a truly independent Speaker

Bronwyn Bishop’s use of parliamentary entitlements have led to renewed scrutiny of the Speake ...  
Coal vs Country: How Greg Hunt could have canned Shenhua to save the Plains

Greg Hunt’s claim that he could not have stopped the giant Shenhua coal mine due to its impacts ...  
Greg Hunt approves disastrous Shenhua coal mine

The Abbott Government has confounded financial and environmental experts and betrayed the farmers ...  
Are free range eggs a con?

Recent research shows that Australians are buying millions of 'free-range' eggs that aren't what ...  
'Ag-gag' laws expose Coalition's freedom of speech hypocrisy

New laws proposing to fine and/or gaol animal welfare activists for exposing animal cruelty shows ...  
To make a living, we must wreck our home?

Across the country, our prime farmland and future food and water security is under assault from ...  
Coles, Woolworths, slavery and the global free market outsourcing racket

Four Corners this week showed Coles and Woolworths involved in Australia, through outsourcing, in ...  
New report debunks

A new study upholds value of traditional methods 'shown to actually increase food supplies and ...  
Global water woes: Australia's looming water crisis

With the world facing a 40% water shortfall by 2030 threatening Australia's food and water secu ...  
How IA exposed Santos' sneaky CSG con

If it wasn't for an Independent Australia's investigation by deputy editor Sandi Keane, CSG miner ...  
STUDY: Climate change helped trigger Syrian war

Researchers say climate change probably caused the savage drought that affected Syria nearly a ...  
Respect for farmers and a fair price for food

We are awestruck by writers, politicians and B-grade celebrities, writes Sophie Love, yet farmers ...  
Australia’s food security — much more important than trade pacts

With climate change biting, food security is becoming a vital issue for Australia's future, to ...  
Single stomachs help cut carbon emissions

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions from livestock involves much more than simply reducing meat-ea ...  

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