POLITICS is a tough and bruising business at the best of times - just ask the federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack.
REGIONAL road funding had come under scrutiny with the state Liberals announcing that 30 per cent of the state’s mining royalties would return to regional SA, particularly roads, if elected in March.
A POLITICAL manoeuvre aimed at axing the hard-fought sugar industry code of conduct has been defeated in the federal Senate offering relief to sugarcane farmers.
A NEW industry report has provides a snapshot of the Australian red meat sector’s economic output and leading performance on the global exporting stage.
FARMERS will assess the devil in the detail of the Coalition government‘s new National Energy Guarantee (NEG) and its ability to reduce “spiralling” electricity costs.
The Regional Investment Corporation remains delicately poised with its empowering legislation being hotly debated ahead of a potential vote this week.
On the third day of the "citizenship seven" hearings, the High Court justices became impatient with the arguments presented by SC Robert Newlinds.
Remaining members of the fledgling Nick Xenophon Team cannot say who will lead them, nor how they will conduct themselves.
Lawyers for government senator Matt Canavan say the former cabinet minister should be spared the axe.
"Exorbitant" foreign laws that impose citizenship on Australians should not disqualify them from federal Parliament, lawyers say.