Australian Potash has been placed in the hands of administrators, marking the third time in just over two years a WA-based potash hopeful has collapsed.
Farmers are hopeful a Senate inquiry into alleged price gouging by Woolworths and Coles will help lift the “shroud of secrecy” surrounding the supermarket duopoly’s food pricing strategies.
Seven Great Southern farms were among the 43 recipients of carbon farming vouchers announced by the State Government this week.
The majority of Australian farmers feel they are more prepared now to handle extreme weather than they have been for the past five years.
Agricultural production is expected to fall to $78 billion in 2023/24, driven by growing global supply and drier conditions.
The State’s aerial firefighting fleet is now at full strength with the activation of two Black Hawk helicopters being brought forward by three weeks in readiness for a long, high-risk bushfire season.
Western Power is still scrambling to fix risky drooping power lines a year after they were blamed for a devastating blaze near Wickepin that burnt through thousands of hectares.
Rebecca Le May
Former senator Ben Small is believed to have the inside track to replace Forrest MP Nola Marino, who on Monday announced she plans to retire at the next Federal election.
Josh Zimmerman and Katina Curtis
The electorate of Roe has gained four new shires after the new electoral boundaries for the 2025 State election were announced on Friday.
Liberal MP Nola Marino has announced that she will retire from Parliament at the next Federal election, opening the way for a new candidate to run in her seat of Forrest.
Australia’s supermarket giants have been put on notice over the cost of one popular Christmas item, with fears families may be forced to do without.
As Australians battle the increasing cost of living, a parliamentary inquiry will investigate if major supermarkets are price gouging to get record profits.
The two major supermarkets will face questioning by a senate inquiry after soaring prices and record profits attracted criticism.
Billionaire WA mining magnate Gina Rinehart is making a foray into fashion retail, with a purchase of the beloved Australian brand Driza-Bone.
Countryman’s rainfall chart will be published in the December 14 edition, and picking up a copy is the perfect way to mark our last edition of the year.
A nationwide overhaul of industrial relations laws has passed through the House of Representatives, angering farmers who had urged Labor to take the ‘catastrophic’ legislation back to the drawing board.
Australia’s Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports has been granted expanded powers of oversight in an overhaul of the role the Albanese Government claims will ‘strengthen’ animal welfare.
Liberal defector Merome Beard is set to square off against her former leader, Shane Love, in a sprawling after the release of final boundaries for the next State election.
Dylan Caporn and Josh Zimmerman
Competition watchdog gives supermarket giant Coles the go-ahead to buy two milk processing plants in the eastern States despite farmers’ fears about how it could use its power.
It’s the first day of summer but it already feels like Perth and much of WA has been grinding through the heat and bushfires for months — and the alarm bells are about to get even louder.
Troy de Ruyter
Australia’s rail safety regulator has pledged to hold a second round of public consultation on the nation’s new train lighting standard to take into account new visibility trials planned for next year.
It’s that time of year — when the Countryman team put the callout for the best harvest photographs to share both in the paper and on our social media pages.
It is believed the woman veered across Great Eastern Highway in Wundowie and collided with one of the trucks in the convoy.
Australia’s relationship with China remains fractious even as the country seeks to mend ties with its largest trading partner.
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