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  • PGA WELCOMES FOCUS ON AGRICULTURE

    2017-03-10

    "The PGA is committed to work constructively with government to ensure our members interests are heard at the highest level and welcomes the focus on agriculture by all parties leading into the State Election this weekend." said Tony Seabrook, PGA President. "The PGA supports free and open agricultural markets.” “To this end the PGA is of the view that the... read more
  • INDUSTRY CALLS FOR CHANGE TO QUAD BIKE CULTURE

    2017-03-08

    Stakeholders in the quad bike industry say there needs to be a complete change in culture to prevent more deaths. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-08/industry-calls-for-change-to-quad-bike-culture/8335200
  • PGA MEMBER OFFER - Caltex Star Card

    2017-03-01

    The PGA is pleased to announce a NEW alliance and PGA member benefit from Caltex - a PGA members StarCARD with significant savings off diesel, ULP and premium fuel.  This benefit is exclusive to PGA members and their families who operate a business (ABN required) and provides members with the following discounts on fuel.  PGA CALTEX StarCARD Monthly Star C... read more
  • THE PGA WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROPOSED KWINANA LIVE EXPORT FACILITY

    2017-02-22

    The PGA commends the Liberal Party’s election commitment to build a dedicated Live Export facility at Kwinana.  Announced today, the Liberal Party have committed $110 million towards developing a dedicated live export facility, located at the Kwinana Outer Harbour – a proposal that the PGA has long advocated for... read more
  • CHRIS PATMORE TAKES PGA LIVESTOCK REINS FROM DIGBY STRETCH

    2016-11-16

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has appointed Chris Patmore to replace Digby Stretch as PGA Livestock Committee Chair.  Bindi Murray was endorsed to continue as Vice Chair and will support Chris in his role.  Chris Patmore is a sheep farmer whose property encompasses Eneabba, Morawa and Perenjori, where he run... read more
  • PGA APPLAUDS REPEAL OF GM CROPS FREE ACT

    2016-10-21

    On behalf of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA), I am pleased to announce that the GM Crops Free Areas Repeal Bill 2015 passed through the Legislative Assembly of the Western Australian Parliament on Thursday October 20.  The capacity of WA grain farmers to exercise freedom of choice to grow GM crops has been a long and at times frust... read more
  • CLEARING LEGISLATION WEAKENS PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS

    2016-09-08

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA, Western Australia’s oldest organisation representing pastoralists, graziers and grain growers says there needs to be an immediate review of the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and the subsidiary legislation covering the clearing of native vegetation.  As Esperance farmer Nils Blumann r... read more
  • Pastoralists and Graziers Welcome Movement in GM Repeal Bill

    2016-06-30

    The PGA Western Grain Growers committee congratulates Premier Colin Barnett and his government on progressing the Genetically Modified Crops Free Areas Repeal Bill 2015 to its third reading.   The PGA had become very concerned that the repeated delays in the Legislative Council would set back the repeal Bill.   In contrast to the e... read more
  • PGA SAYS AMENDMENT BILL NOT RANGELANDS REFORM

    2016-06-23

    The Western Australian pastoral industry's lead organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has labelled Land’s Minister Terry Redman’s latest proposed changes to the draft Land Administration Amendment Bill 2016, which includes the introduction of an Industry Review Panel and Industry Advocate as the most dysfunctional legislativ... read more
  • PGA SUPPORTS FREMANTLE PORT SALE PROPOSAL

    2016-06-16

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) has endorsed the government proposal for the sale of the Fremantle Port. The PGA President Mr Tony Seabrook and Chairman of the Western Grain Growers committee Mr Gary McGill, both went to the public briefing given by the Treasurer in Northam, and the Treasurer also gave the PGA Executive Committee a comprehen... read more
  • WA BIG GUNS FIRE ON REDMAN – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

    2016-06-14

    Please see below link to a recent article in The West Australian outlining continued support from pastoral lease holders and members in relation to the PGA's concerns about the draft LAA Bill 2016. https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31814544/wa-big-guns-fire-on-redman/?cmp=st Article summary below : WA big guns fire on Redman  Br... read more
  • Important Changes to FMD Scheme from 1 July 2016

    2016-05-19

    The PGA has received the following information on important changes to the Farm Management Deposits (FMD) Scheme which will commence on 1 July 2016 The Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Act 2016 has been passed by Parliament, meaning the below changes will commence on 1 July 2016 : •       ... read more
  • PGA SAYS "IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BILL, MINISTER"

    2016-05-03

    In a show of unity, pastoralists representing over 80 stations from all over Western Australia last Friday converged on Claremont showgrounds to debate the contentious draft Land Administration Amendment Bill 2016 at a forum open to all pastoralists which was organised by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA). Industry new c... read more
  • MEMBERS DISCOUNT - Diamond Grid

    2016-04-01

     Diamond Grid, a new surface stabilisation system that is revolutionising how landholders deal with surface stabilisation and drainage problems, which will save you money and will definitely save you some blisters too.    The product is being used extensively in mining, landscaping, civil engineering and cattle industries and its diversity has been proven w... read more
  • NEW AGRICULTURE MINISTER WELCOMED BY PGA

    2016-03-29

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA), Western Australia’s oldest, largest and only state wide organisation representing pastoralists, graziers and grain growers has welcomed today’s announcement of the Hon Dean Nalder MLA as the new WA Minister for Agriculture and Food.  “The PGA has always had a strong relationship wi... read more
  • PGA SAYS NATIONALS WRONG ON SALE OF FREMANTLE PORT

    2016-03-24

    As Western Australia’s oldest, largest and only state wide organisation representing pastoralists, graziers and grain growers; the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) is concerned over the decision, by the Nationals WA, to block the sale of Fremantle Port.   “The PGA has been a strong advocate for liv... read more
  • PREDICTABLE RESPONSE SAYS PGA

    2016-03-15

    Western Australia’s leading farm organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), says the decision of the CBH board not to enter into a Process Agreement with Australian Grains Champion (AGC) should come as no surprise.  The PGA is disappointed that the Board seems intent on acting as a gatekeeper and preventing its grower members from being a... read more
  • PGA SAYS LET GROWER MEMBERS DECIDE

    2016-03-14

    Western Australia’s leading farm organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), calls on the board of CBH to give its grower members the opportunity to consider the Australian Grains Champion (AGC) proposal. The best way to do this is for CBH to enter into a Process Agreement with AGC. The Process Agreement will allow for the necessary detailed w... read more
  • CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY - Sector Risk Profile for Aerial Mustering

    2016-02-11

    Please see the attached profile for the aerial mustering sector from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
  • NEW CHAIRPERSON FOR PGA KIMBERLEY DIVISION

    2015-12-16

    Anne Marie Huey from Dampier Downs Station has been elected the new chairperson of the Pastoralists & Graziers Association (PGA) Kimberley Division.  Originally from Queensland, Anne Marie has an extensive background in beef production and grazing management, as well as mining and tourism industries.  Anne Marie has been working with her part... read more
  • STATEMENT FROM THE PASTORALISTS & GRAZIERS ASSOCIATION REGARDING THE ESPERANCE BUSHFIRES

    2015-11-19

    The President, Executive and members of the Pastoralists & Graziers Association of WA (PGA) offer their deepest sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones in the terrible fires at Esperance.  The PGA also expresses our solidarity and support for the Esperance community who have lost so much as... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES REPEAL OF GM CROPS FREE AREAS ACT 2003

    2015-11-18

    Western Australia’s leading farm lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) has welcomed the repeal of the GM Crops Free Areas Act 2003.  The PGA has recognised the benefits GM crops since their introduction in the 1990s.  This support was based on factual and evidence based conclusions including the agr... read more
  • PGA & BUPA ALLIANCE

    2015-11-12

    Thanks to PGA's recently announced alliance with  BUPA, members of the PGA, their families and employees families are now eligible for significant savings on their health insurance.  This unique Corporate Health Insurance Offer is available to PGA members by quoting your PGA membership.  The health insurance policy does not need to be paid by the employer - it is ... read more
  • WESTERN GRAIN GROWERS - Bulletin, 16 October

    2015-10-16

    Marsh Vs Baxter......Repeal of GM Crops Free Areas Act......Supply Chain Costs in Comparison to Brookfield Rail's Increased Access Charges......GrainsWest......Dr Judy Carman......Upcoming Meetings
  • MEDIA STATEMENT FROM THE PASTORALISTS & GRAZIERS ASSOCIATION OF WA REGARDING PASTORAL LEASE REFORM

    2015-09-01

    As Western Australia’s oldest, largest and only state wide organisation representing the pastoral industry, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) welcomes the Liberal–National State Government’s commitment to pastoral lease reform.  Pastoralism is the single la... read more
  • WELLARD TO SPONSOR PGA RURAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    2015-08-25

    Two of Western Australia’s regional icons have come together to support rural achievement at this year’s Pastoralists and Grazier’s Association (PGA) Annual Convention.  Leading agribusiness, Wellard, has become the official sponsor of the PGA Rural Achievement Award, the most prestigious and highest award given to members of We... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 25 August 2015

    2015-08-25

    Ear Marking......BJD - Call For Comment......WoolPoll......Exceptional Circumstances Permits For The Use Of 53.5m RAVs......Upcoming Meetings
  • PGA & BRESLAND CONSULTANTS - true After Harvest Crop Insurance

    2015-07-30

    The PGA and Bresland Consultants Pty Ltd have formed an alliance to bring true After Harvest Crop Insurance to you. Imagine going into a shop and buying two loaves of bread and then being asked to pay for five loaves as you walked out.  It would immediately seem kind of strange and you’d feel ripped off - right?  And yet, wi... read more
  • AHA Media Release - WA To Have Its Say on BJD

    2015-07-28

    Animal Health Australia have put out a media release regarding an open forum in Perth regarding Bovine Johne's Disease
  • TIME TO ACT ON PASTORAL LEASE REFORM SAYS PGA

    2015-07-10

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists & Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed the completion of the 2015 pastoral lease renewal program and says it is now time for the State Government to focus on pastoral lands reform, including providing greater security of tenure and diversification.  “The succe... read more
  • CATTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE - NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion Finalists Chosen For 2015

    2015-07-10

    Please click the link to see the media release from CCA regarding the NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion -   http://www.cattlecouncil.com.au/media_release/94
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 11 June

    2015-06-11

    Industry Funding Schemes - June is the only time to opt out......Wool Poll......Upcoming Meetings
  • ESCAS WORKING TO INCREASE ANIMAL WELFARE SAYS PGA

    2015-06-10

    The latest investigation into allegations of animal cruelty at an approved abattoir in Israel is a clear indication of how the live export industry is working to deliver positive animal welfare outcomes overseas according to Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA).   “The live... read more
  • DEADLINE LOOMING ON PASTORAL LEASE RENEWALS SAYS PGA

    2015-06-09

    Pastoralists who have not signed and returned their lease renewal documents, or have addressed outstanding compliance issues need to do so as a matter of urgency the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) said today.   “With the 30th of June deadline soon approaching, over 400 signed lease renewal documents have been returned to the D... read more
  • PGA URGES MINERS TO EXERCISE CAUTION ON CAP SCHEME

    2015-05-19

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) says caution needs to be exercised over the establishment of a cap on iron ore production.   “Despite concerns over the impact of lower iron ore prices on the Western Australian economy, the mining industry needs to be careful about fol... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 13 May 2015

    2015-05-13

    Australian Wool Production......Senate Inquiry Into The Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill......Committee Make-Up
  • TIME TO REVIEW RSPCA SAYS PGA

    2015-05-12

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), has thrown its support behind the push for a parliamentary inquiry into the Western Australian branch of the RSPCA.   “The RSPCA, which receives monies from the State Government to administer the Animal Welfare Act, should be subject to the same scrutiny ... read more
  • PASTORAL - Bulletin, 8 May 2015

    2015-05-08

    Concessional Loan Schemes......457 Visa Programme
  • PGA FAULTS GOVERNMENT’S INSURANCE PLAN

    2015-05-07

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has labelled the WA State Government’s no-fault insurance scheme as just another cost impost that farmers and pastoralists cannot afford.   “This is another ill informed policy decision by the Government, which was done with no consul... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES - Bulletin, April 2015

    2015-04-29

    Standing Committee on Environment & Public Affairs Re :  Petition No 42-Oppose Environmental Protection (Environmentally Sensitive Area) Notice 2005
  • PGA REFUTES REDMAN’S CLAIMS OF SUPPORT FOR MURCHISON CELL FENCE

    2015-04-17

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) refutes the statement made by Regional Development and Lands Minister Terry Redman in yesterday’s Farm Weekly that ‘he has made it clear to pastoralists via the Pastoralists and Graziers Association that if pastorali... read more
  • TONY SEABROOK'S COUNTRYHOUR INTERVIEW - Murchison Regional Vermin Cell, 17 April 2015

    2015-04-17

    Rural lobby group the Pastoralists' and Graziers' Association says it would never commit pastoralists to funding upfront 50% of the costs to construct the Murchison Regional Vermin Cell, a fence to keep out wild dogs.   Click the link below & hit play to listen to today’s interview on the Countryhour... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bullettin, 15 April 2015

    2015-04-15

    AWI Industry Consultative Committee (ICC)......Muchea Livestock Centre......Wool Poll......OJD Inspector On Leave
  • PASTORALISTS CALL FOUL ON FOI DECISION

    2015-03-30

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has denounced the decision by the Freedom of Information Commissioner to release pastoralists’ private and confidential information to Labor shadow lands minister Mr Chris Tallentire MLA.   “We are disappointed that the FOI Commissioner will... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 27 March 2015

    2015-03-27

    Industry Funding Schemes......Biosecurity Industry Funding Scheme Committees - Nominations Now Open
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES - Bulletin, 4 March 2015

    2015-03-11

    Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations......Grazing & "Substantial Damage'......Upcoming Meetings
  • PGA SERVES EXPERT ADVICE AT WOOLORAMA

    2015-02-25

    Commencing at 2.30pm on Friday, March 6 at this year’s Wagin Woolorama; Western Australia’s leading farm organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) will be hosting key speakers to discuss a variety of issues directly affecting sheep producers including animal health, live exports and farm succession planning.   “This year&... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 25 February, 2015

    2015-02-25

    Changes to WA livestock sale days......AWI wool selling systems review......Cattle Council of Australia restructure proposal......Upcoming meetings
  • STATE’S FARMERS TO MEET WITH PREMIER

    2015-02-16

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) will be meeting with WA State Premier Colin Barnett this Friday.     “We look forward to having an open and frank discussion with the Premier about the major issues facing primary producers in Western Australia,’ PGA Preside... read more
  • PGA MEETS WITH RESERVE BANK

    2015-02-10

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) met yesterday with members of the Reserve Bank of Australia to discuss the economic impact of the Bank’s actions on primary producers in Western Australia.   “This was a tremendous opportunity for the Reserve Bank to hear directly from the coal face ho... read more
  • MAIN ROADS - Heavy Vehicle Update 28 January

    2015-01-30

    Please see attached in regards to the implementation of chain of responsibililty legistaion from Main Roads.
  • PGA REMINDS PASTORALISTS TO REVIEW LEASE RENEWAL OPTIONS

    2015-01-29

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is reminding its pastoral members to ensure that they carefully consider and seek professional advice before signing and returning their lease renewal option.   “We strongly encourage pastoral lease holders to obtain their own i... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES FIREARMS ACT REVIEW

    2015-01-27

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s review into the Firearms Act 1973 (WA).   “Whether used for vermin control, dispatching sick or diseased stock, or for safety during mustering, firearms are important and necessary tools... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 21 January, 2015

    2015-01-21

    Changes to WA Livestock Sale Days......Committee Members......Upcoming Meetings
  • PGA WELCOMES CONCESSIONAL LOANS EXPANSION

    2015-01-20

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed today’s announcement of the expansion of Farm Finance concessional loans to include debt restructuring.   “Farm Finance concessional loans are a valuable tool in helping viable farming businesses that are experiencing short te... read more
  • ROAD TOLL COUNTER PRODUCTIVE SAYS PGA

    2014-12-22

    Western Australia’s leading farming organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), has attacked the Barnett Government’s pay- to- drive freight corridor, describing the proposed road toll a poor economic policy that will decrease farmers’ capacity to compete in the world marketplace.   “Farmers are dependent on road ... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 15 December, 2014

    2014-12-18

    Electronic Identification of Sheep for NLIS......Muchea Livestock Centre......Chairman's Message......Upcoming Meetings
  • FARMERS CRY FOUL ON BARNETT CONGESTION TAX

    2014-12-04

    Western Australia’s leading farming organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), has condemned the Barnett Government’s proposed “congestion tax”, labelling it another unfair cost on regional families and businesses.    “This is just another tax grab on rural families by a Government that refus... read more
  • TIME TO REPEAL GM FREE CROP AREAS ACT SAYS PGA

    2014-11-26

    “With one in three farmers in Western Australia having planted GM Canola in 2014, it is time for the Barnett Government to repeal the redundant GM Free Crop Areas Act to provide the grains industry with the certainty needed to increase investment in WA’s most valuable agricultural export,” PGA Western Graingrowers Chaiman John Snooke sa... read more
  • PGA SUPPORTS PREMIER’S STANCE ON REMOTE COMMUNITIES

    2014-11-18

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), is supporting Premier Colin Barnett’s decision to address the viability of remote Indigenous communities.   “It is time that we have a frank and open discussion about the future of those remote Indigenous communities tha... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES CHINA FREE TRADE DEAL

    2014-11-18

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), saying the move to eliminate trade tariffs with one of WA’s largest exports markets was good news for primary producers.   “China is one of WA’s most lucrative export markets and ... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 11 November 2014

    2014-11-17

    AWI Industry Consultative Committee (ICC) Report......National Livestock Standstill For FMD......Upcoming Meetings
  • PASTORALISTS URGED TO NOT COMPLY WITH FOI

    2014-10-23

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is urging pastoralists to not agree to the release of their confidential information following a FOI request from Shadow Lands Minister Chris Tallentire.   ‘It is clear that Mr Tallentire does not have an understanding of pastoral leases;  especially the lease renewal process which began in 1995 un... read more
  • PGA TAKES FIRST STEP IN STATE-WIDE WILD DOG CONTROL

    2014-10-17

    Western Australia’s leading agriculture lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) took the first step in developing a state-wide approach in dealing with wild dog dontrol yesterday, organising the first ever meeting with wild dog action groups from the agricultural and pastoral areas, and experts from AWI, DAFWA and the Dep... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 10 October 2014

    2014-10-11

    Senate Rural & Regional Affairs & Transport References Committee
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 22 September 2014

    2014-09-22

    AWI Breech Flystrike Forum......Biosecurity Issues Under The Sheep & Goats Industry Funding Scheme......Upcoming Meetings
  • BUNGE OPENING MARKS NEW ERA FOR WA GRAINS INDUSTRY

    2014-09-19

    "Today's official opening of the Bunge Export Grain Terminal in Bunbury marks the start of a new era in grain exports in Western Australia," PGA Western Grain Growers Chairman John Snooke said today.   “The completion of Bunge's state of the art facility will allow farmers to choose, for the first time in over 80 years, a new pathway to port ... read more
  • GOVERNMENT’S RE-REGULATION OF WHEAT INDUSTRY UNNECESSARY - PGA

    2014-08-14

    The Federal Government’s intention to impose a mandatory access code on grain Port Terminal operators, is unjustified, unnecessary and counter productive.   Since 2008 the wheat industry has been transitioning to a free market.   The original access obligations were limited to the vertically integrated Port Terminal... read more
  • WESTERN GRAIN GROWERS Bulletin - 11 August 2014

    2014-08-11

    Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce......Marsh/Baxter......Genetically Modified Crop Free Areas Act 2003......GRDC......Stewardship/Social License......Bunge......Proposed Mandatory Code of Conduct For Por Access......GM Seminars & Convention
  • PGA CONDEMNS RUSSIAN AG BAN

    2014-08-08

    Western Australia’s leading farm organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), has condemned Russia’s ban on Australian agricultural products and are calling on the Australian Government to ensure access into alternative markets until the embargo is lifted.   “This full embargo is clearly a political move and it is unfortunate that the ... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS Bulletin - 6 August 2014

    2014-08-06

    AWI Industry Consultative Committee (ICC) Report......Muchea Livestock Centre......Upcoming Meetings
  • FARM WEEKLY ARTICLE - Stockman's Pot Reflects Ruth's True Grit

    2014-07-23

    See the attached Farm Weekly article regarding Ruth Webb-Smith's receival of the PGA's Quart Pot - http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/agribusiness/general-news/stockmans-pot-reflects-ruths-true-grit/2706167.aspx  
  • PGA WELCOMES CARBON TAX REPEAL

    2014-07-17

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA), has welcomed today’s passing in the Australian Parliament of legislation to repeal the Carbon Tax.   PGA President Tony Seabrook said that the repeal of the Carbon Tax would remove unnecessary and crippling imposts on primary producers and boost Au... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bulletin, 3 July, 2014

    2014-07-07

    Livestock Theft......Upcoming Meetings
  • DAFWA - Workshops Dig Deep To Build Soils Knowledge 11 June, 2014

    2014-06-12

    Department of Agriculture & Food WA have put out a press release with regards to some upcoming workshops.
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 3 June 2014

    2014-06-03

    Industry Funding Schemes (IFS)......Electronic ID For Sheep......Muchea Livestock Centre......Upcoming Meetings
  • PGA WELCOMES OPENING OF NEW KATANNING SALEYARDS

    2014-05-28

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) President Tony Seabrook welcomed today’s opening of the new Katanning Saleyards, saying the state of the art facility will have a positive impact not only for the WA sheep industry but for regional businesses and local producers.   “Over one million sheep are sold annually through Kata... read more
  • PGA CALLS ON PREMIER TO HONOUR ELECTION PROMISE

    2014-05-26

    Western Australia’s leading farm lobby organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA), has thrown its support behind MLA Murray Cowper’s call for the Barnett State government to honour their election promise to introduce a property rights bill in WA. “The Barnett government has consistently promised reforms to addres... read more
  • PASTORAL INSIDER - 01, 21 May

    2014-05-21

    Information in the latest Pastoral Insider : New Chair For Pastoral Committee Lease Renewals – Are You Prepared? Native Title – Have You Signed Up?
  • HAL LESSON FOR GRDC

    2014-05-19

    The Chairman of the PGA Western Grain Growers Committee, Mr John Snooke today called on the GRDC to widen the scope of its governance review to the performance of its R&D activities.   He drew attention to the recent review of Horticulture Australia Limited that showed the way levy money is spent is of great concern to farmers.   Mr Snooke said the governance review w... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 2 May, 2014

    2014-05-02

    Cattle Council Rising Champions Initiative......Livestock Committee......HGP's......Upcoming Meetings
  • CCA - 2014 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative

    2014-04-16

    Please see the attached advert regarding the Cattle Council of Australia's 2014 National Australia Bank Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative.
  • ABCA Issue Alert - Agbiotech Reference Guide

    2014-03-17

    Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia have issued an alert launching the Agbiotech Reference Guide http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f0bbe3f53d8ceaf0bc0e38372&id=8cdd402a78&e=63b2330fca
  • PGA PAYS TRIBUTE TO VISIONARY BUCKERIDGE

    2014-03-11

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has paid tribute to deceased Perth business magnate Len Buckeridge, calling the James Point Private Port Chairman a true visionary and industry leader.   PGA President Tony Seabrook said Mr Buckeridge was a staunch advocate for progress and development in the State and his contribution to industry would... read more
  • SCA & CCA MEDIA RELEASE - National Peak Industry Councils Asking WA Beef & Sheepmeat Producers What's Up Kojonup? 26 February 2014

    2014-03-04

    Please see the attached joint media release from Sheepmeat Council of Australia & Cattle Council of Australia
  • DAFWA MEDIA RELEASE - Bovine Anaemia Due To Blood Parasite Detected 31 January 2014

    2014-02-25

    Please see attached media release from Department of Agriculture & Food WA
  • CCA MEDIA RELEASE - Beef Producers, Take Control! 30 January 2014

    2014-02-24

    Please see attached media release from Cattle Council of Australia
  • The Hon Michael Keenan MP Media Release - Disaster Assistance For WA Communities Impacted By Severe Tropical Cyclone Christine

    2014-01-16

    See the attached for the media release by The Hon Michael Keenan MP - http://www.ministerjustice.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/First%20Quarter/9January2014DisasterassistanceforWAcommunitiesimpactedbySevereTropicalCycloneChristine.aspx
  • PASTORALISTS WIN LEASE RENEWAL STOUSH

    2013-12-20

    WA Pastoralists have had a major win following the State Government conceding to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) demands that current leaseholders have the option of renewing their pastoral lease on existing terms or committing to a modernised version.   “This is major step forward in what is a very complicated and emotive issue a... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS - Bulletin 4, December 2013

    2013-12-19

    Electronic ID For Sheep......NVD's......Chairman's Message......Upcoming Meetings
  • FARM WEEKLY - Snooke Questions GM Inquiry

    2013-12-08

    The attached article was on the Farm Weekly website - http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/general/opinion/snooke-questions-gm-inquiry/2680855.aspx
  • XENOPHON’S INQUIRY QUESTIONED BY FARMERS

    2013-12-05

    “One has to question the motives behind South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon’s push to establish yet another inquiry into the impact of Genetically Modified (GM) foods in Australia and his desire to once again tell farmers in Western Australia what they should grow and to whom they should sell it to,” PGA Western Grain Growers Chairman J... read more
  • TALLENTIRE GAFFE RAISES FARMER FURORE

    2013-12-05

    Western Australian farmers are furious over Shadow Environment Minister Chris Tallentire’s criticism over the Barnett Government’s changes to existing land clearing laws which increase the amount of limited clearing from one hectare to five hectares per year, saying the Labor MP has no understanding of contemporary farming practices and the work that farm... read more
  • HOCKEY’S ADM DECISION LOST IN POLITICAL CHAFF

    2013-11-29

    “Joe Hockey’s decision to block the takeover of Grain Corp by US conglomerate Archer Daniels Midland is a clear indication that the prospects for the Australian grains industry are once again being sacrificed for political gain,” PGA Western Grain Growers Chairman John Snooke said.   “One has to wonder why, out of the 131... read more
  • SOCIALIST FARM ORGANISATIONS WRONG AGAIN

    2013-11-21

    The Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, should ignore the advice of State Farm Organisations (SFOs) like the Victorian Farmers Federation and the New South Wales Farmers Association, who reject the Archer Daniels Midland takeover offer for Grain Corp.   This is not the first but the third occasion in five years that the SFO’s have sought to influence the co... read more
  • 2015 PASTORAL LEASE RENEWAL

    2013-11-18

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) remains confident that the positive engagement and agreements that came out of last week’s meeting with the WA State Government over the 2015 pastoral lease renewal will proceed following the announcement of the resignation of WA State Minister for Lands Brendon Grylls.   “Regardless of potential Min... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES ENGAGEMENT ON PASTORAL LEASE RENEWALS

    2013-11-13

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has welcomed today’s engagement with the WA State Government over the 2015 pastoral lease renewal.   “As a result of today’s positive meeting with representatives from the Department of Lands and the State Solicitor’s Office we have established the framework for the deve... read more
  • SA GOVERNMENT PLAYING GM POLITICS

    2013-11-11

    West Australian grain growers have criticised South Australian Tourism Minister Leon Bignell for calling seed manufacturers Monsanto and Bayer “poison peddlers’ in an attempt to justify the South Australian Government’s decision to maintain the current moratorium on GM crops.   “It is obvious that the SA Tourism Minister has a reckless disre... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES PROFESSOR BOB CARTER TO ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION

    2013-10-28

    Every day world governments are estimated to be spending a billion dollars on combating the alleged menace of Anthropogenic Global Warning.  The Australian Government alone is allocating $700 million on research that assumes Anthropogenic Global Warning is both real and menacing.   This is despite the fact that no evidence based due di... read more
  • FARMER FURY OVER MCGOWAN’S CRITICISM OF MOU

    2013-10-11

    Western Australian farmers and pastoralists are fuming over State Opposition Leader Mark McGowan’s comments yesterday on 6PR where he criticised the recent signing by WA Premier Colin Barnett of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zhejiang Province on live cattle exports, saying the deal should be held off for a year or two in favour of chilled ... read more
  • KIMBERLEY PASTORALISTS CALL FOR FERAL HORSE CULL

    2013-10-08

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) is calling for Lands Minister Brendon Grylls to immediately initiate an aerial cull on feral horses at two pastoral leases (Lake Gregory and Billiluna) in the east Kimberley.   “The Kimberley pastoral industry is facing an economic, environmental and animal welfare catastrophe unless there i... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS BULLETIN - October, 2013

    2013-10-07

    Live Export Forum......Sheepmeat Council of Australia......Mulesing Accreditation......Federal Election......Upcoming Meetings
  • HON KEN BASTON MLC Video - Wild Dog Bounty

    2013-10-02

    The attached link is the video The Hon Ken Baston MLC shot at Challa Station, regarding the Wild Dog Bounty - www.premier.wa.gov.au/MINISTERS/KEN-BASTON/Pages/Video.aspx#video2
  • DPC MEDIA RELEASE - Launch Of Rangelands Wild Dog Bounty Trial

    2013-09-25

    PGA welcomes Rangelands Wild Dog Bounty trial
  • EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR TO MEET TODAY WITH WA AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY LEADERS

    2013-08-26

    Western Australia’s leading agricultural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) will be hosting a luncheon for Egypt’s Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Dr Hassan El-Laithy, today at Pastoral House (277 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont).   PGA President Rob Gillam said the luncheon wil... read more
  • THE WEST AUSTRALIAN - Pastoralists Reject New Lease Terms

    2013-08-08

    Please see attached article from The West Australian - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/18405025/pastoralists-reject-new-lease-terms/  
  • THE WEST AUSTRALIAN - Backflip On Wild Dogs Bounty

    2013-08-08

    Please see attached article in The West Australian - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/18407330/backflip-on-wild-dogs-bounty/  
  • INCREASE IN CATTLE IMPORTS TO INODONESIA WELCOME NEWS SAYS PGA

    2013-07-19

    Western Australian cattle producers have welcomed today’s announcement that Indonesia will significantly increase imports of live Australian cattle immediately, taking 25,000 animals over the next three months with no weight restrictions.   “This is welcome news for Northern WA cattle producers who’ve been struggling ... read more
  • REFORMS TO 457 VISA PROGRAM - July 2013

    2013-07-05

    Please see attached for information on the 457 visa program.
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS BULLETIN Number 3, 28 June 2013

    2013-07-03

    Department of Environment & Conservation......Public Sector Commission - DOW......Department of Mines & Petroleum
  • CCA - Rising Champions Initiative, 2 August 2013

    2013-06-27

    Nominations for the 2014 Rising Champions Initiative with the Cattle Council of Australia closes on 2 August, 2013
  • SCA & WPA Media Release - Biosecurity Main Focus For New National OJD Management Plan 24 June, 2013

    2013-06-25

    Sheepmeat Council of Australia & Wool Producers Australia have put out a media release
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bulletin No 2, 24 June 2013

    2013-06-25

    National Vendor Declarations For Sheep......OJD......Livestock Committee......Upcoming Meetings
  • PGA WELCOMES BAXTER WIN IN GM INJUNCTION

    2013-06-19

    Western Australia’s leading farm organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), notes the recent decision by the Supreme Court to refuse to grant an injunction preventing Kojonup farmer Mike Baxter from planting GM canola.   PGA Western Grain Growers Chairman John Snooke in quoting Churchill said, “This is not the end.  It is... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES ACTION ON WILD DOGS

    2013-06-06

    Western Australian livestock producers are applauding State Agriculture Minister Ken Baston's announcement of the completion of the 820km upgrade of the State Barrier Fence which includes the installation of Lapwire to stop wild dogs digging underneath.   “Wild dogs are the most vicious and brutal predators in WA, destroying tens of thousands of livestock eac... read more
  • AUDITOR GENERAL - Declared Species Survey

    2013-06-05

    The Office of the Auditor General is undertaking an audit into the management of declared plants and animals in Western Australia and is inviting landholders across WA to have their say via an online survey.  The survey is open until 14 June at www.surveymonkey.com/s/OAGdeclaredplantsandanimals
  • THE LAND ARTICLE - PGA Questions Activists' Motives, 17 May 2013

    2013-05-18

    Click on the link to read an article in The Land, PGA Questions Activisits' Motives  http://www.theland.com.au/news/agriculture/cattle/beef/pga-questions-activists-motives/2657432.aspx?storypage=0
  • AHA Media Release - Extension For Comment On Draft Welfare Standards

    2013-05-10

    A media release by Animal Health Australia
  • BUNGE USHERS IN NEW ERA FOR WA GROWERS

    2013-05-03

    The Western Australian grains industry has entered into a new era of competition for bulk handling following today's groundbreaking ceremony of Bunge's new port facility in Bunbury. "This is a major step forward for WA grain growers who will now have the ability to seek out the cheapest storage, handling, freight and port services," PGA Western Grain Growers Chairma... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES BARNETT GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PACKAGE

    2013-04-30

    Western Australia’s leading lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association, supports the WA State Government’s $7.8million package to assist drought affected farmers in the Eastern Wheat Belt, saying the measures will support those farmers who are still viable to continue with their cropping program while assisting those who are no longer... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES FMD REFORMS

    2013-04-30

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association, has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to increase Farm Management Deposits’ (FMD) non – primary production threshold from $65,000 to $100,000 as part of the Farm Finance program announced on Saturday.   “Farm Management Deposits are the most important risk management tool for primary producers and ... read more
  • PRIME SUPER - Important Information For Employers As At 1 July, 2013

    2013-04-29

    Important information for employers regarding superannuation.
  • PGA PRESIDENT ROB GILLAM'S INTERVIEW ON ABC LANDLINE - 21 April 2013

    2013-04-23

    Watch PGA President, Rob Gillam's interview on ABC Landline about mining companies using dewatering techniques to grow hay for the WA pastoral industry.   http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2013/s3741731.htm
  • WA GROWERS APPLAUD COMPETITION TRIBUNAL DECISION ON GRAINS EXPRESS

    2013-04-19

    Western Australian Grain Growers have welcomed the Australian Competition Tribunal’s decision to uphold the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Notice to revoke the Exclusive Dealing Notification of Grains Express, saying the decision will only benefit the WA Grains industry.   PGA Western Graingrowe... read more
  • SOCIAL LICENSE AND STEWARDSHIP

    2013-04-15

    A letter from John Snooke, PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman & farmer from Cunderdin
  • PGA PUSHES FOR ESCAS REVIEW

    2013-03-26

    Live Exports, Native Title funding and drought reform will be on the agenda when WA’s leading farm lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), meets tomorrow with Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig before the community Cabinet meeting in Thornlie.   “We will be taking this opportunity to push for a full independent review into the Export Supply... read more
  • PGA REJECTS GRAINS TASKFORCE STEWARDSHIP PLAN

    2013-03-21

    Western Australia’s leading farm lobby organisation has refused to participate in next week’s meeting of the Grains Industry Stewardship Taskforce in Melbourne, saying “the proposed stewardship plan is just another example of unnecessary regulation strangling grain growers”.   PGA Western Graingrowers Committee Chairman John Snoo... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES NEW BARNETT CABINET

    2013-03-20

    Western Australia’s leading rural lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), has welcomed the appointment of five new Ministers in the new Barnett Government Cabinet.   "We are confident that we will be able to successfully work with this new Cabinet to ensure that the interests of pastoralists and farmers are fairly represented in State Par... read more
  • TUCK WALDRON TO SPEAK AT PGA WOOLORAMA SUNDOWNER

    2013-03-07

    Member for Wagin and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Racing and Gaming, the Hon Terry (Tuck) Waldron MLA will be speaking at this years PGA Woolorama Sundowner on Friday, 8 March at 4.30pm.   Please join us at our usual location - the PGA tent at Site 472 – and catch up with PGA members, politicians and industry leaders on the eve of the WA ... read more
  • PGA CAUTIOUS OVER RSPCA CLAIMS

    2013-03-07

    Western Australian livestock producers remain cautious over the sincerity of RSPCA President Lynn Bradshaw emphasis that her organisation is a mainstream animal welfare group.   “Whilst we applaud Ms Bradshaw’s fortitude in making clear distinction between the RSPCA and animal liberation groups, the fact is the RSPCA continues to criticise any action taken... read more
  • PGA SHOW OF FORCE IN RE-ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

    2013-03-01

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) have re-elected President Rob Gillam for a sixth term at the Association’s AGM held yesterday.   Mr Gillam defeated Kimberley pastoralist Ruth Webb-Smith with a strong majority in the first contested election held by the Association in over 30 years.   Mr Gillam said the result clearly showed ... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES LIBERAL AG POLICY

    2013-02-26

    Western Australia’s leading farm lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) has welcomed the release of the WA State Liberal Party’s agricultural policy saying it continues on the Barnett Government’s strong record of support for the West Australian agricultural and pastoral industries.   “The Liberal’s agricultura... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 19 February, 2013

    2013-02-19

    BJD......Livestock Committee......Muchea Livestock Centre (MLC) User Group......Upcoming Meetings - 2013
  • PGA BACKS IRANIAN SHEEP DEAL

    2013-02-13

    Western Australia’s leading farm lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is calling on the Federal Government to support the resumption of live exports of sheep and cattle to Iran through the Qeshm Free Trade Zone.   PGA President Rob Gillam said Iranian company E1 Airsa’s plan to build a modern ESCAS compliant abattoir on Qeshm Island w... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS BULLETIN - 12 February, 2013

    2013-02-13

    Environmental Offsets Register......Land Clearing Meeting Esperance......State Planning Strategy
  • FAIR RENT PROMISE IGNORED BY WA GOVERNMENT SAY PASTORALISTS

    2013-02-05

    West Australian Pastoralists remain furious at the WA State Government’s continued inaction over the past four years to establish a fair and equitable system for setting pastoral lease rents.   “Despite numerous pleas from the PGA, the Liberal - National Government not only continues to refuse to correct the unsustainable and... read more
  • WA PASTORALISTS CALL ON NEW AG TO FIX NATIVE TITLE BLUNDER

    2013-02-05

    Western Australia’s leading farm lobby group, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is calling for new Commonwealth Attorney General Mark Dreyfus to immediately reinstate full funding for pastoral respondents in Native Title deliberations.   PGA President Rob Gillam said the arbitrary decision by former Attorney General Nico... read more
  • FARMERS WELCOME REVIEW OF CLEARING LAWS

    2013-01-23

    Western Australian farmers are applauding State Environment Minister Bill Marmion’s undertaking to amend the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) in order to address numerous shortcomings in the clearing of native vegetation.   “The existing native vegetation clearing laws continue to oppress and vilify farmers for attempting to increase the product... read more
  • PASTORAL BULLETIN - 16 January, 2013

    2013-01-17

    Earmarking & Branding......Committee Correspondence......Firearms......Are You Ready For Digital TV......Goldfields Division Meeting......Upcoming Meetings
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES BULLETIN #3 - 21 December 2012

    2012-12-21

    Agrifood - Skills Australia......First National Biodiversity Investment Prospectus......Development Of A National Foreign Ownership Register For Agricultural Land
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS BULLETIN - 20 December 2012

    2012-12-20

    OJD......BJD......Animal Welfare Standards & Guidelines......Chairman's Message......Upcoming Meetings - 2013
  • Goodbye 2012 - Hello 2013

    2012-12-13

    From live exports, to wheat marketing, to foreign ownership of rural properties, to land clearing, to pastoral rents, throughout 2012 most West Australian pastoralists and farmers were forced to publicly defend their livelihoods from their elected politicians, environmental groups, government bureaucrats, an increasing detached general public, and even grower groups in the Eas... read more
  • WA WHEAT GROWERS CELEBRATE PASSING OF WEMA BILL THROUGH SENATE

    2012-11-29

    Wheat Growers in Western Australia have welcomed today’s passing in the Senate of the Government’s Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill.   “Today’s passing by the Senate of the Bill is a tremendous result not only for export wheat growers in Western Australia, but for all grain growers in Australia,” PGA W... read more
  • PM’S NATIVE TITLE QUICK FIX SLAMMED BY WA PASTORALISTS

    2012-11-28

    Western Australian pastoralists have slammed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s claims that the Government should not provide funding to Native Title Respondents because they are commercially viable organisations, saying that the majority of pastoral lease holders are small family businesses that cannot possibly afford to pay the legal cost... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES RETURN OF ABC LOCAL RADIO TO THE BUSH

    2012-11-27

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association has welcomed the news that ABC local radio services have been restored to rural and remote parts of Western Australia, following the replacement of the Aurora satellite system by the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) platform last year.   “This is tremendous news as many remote pastoralists we... read more
  • ROXON SACRIFICING WA PASTORALISTS FOR NATIVE TITLE QUICK FIX

    2012-11-27

    Western Australian pastoralists remain furious over Attorney General Nicola Roxon’s refusal to support the continuation of the Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme and are saying that the future of their industry is being held to ransom to satisfy those bureaucrats who would like to see an end to Respondents being involved in Native Tit... read more
  • ROXON DENIES PASTORALISTS FAIR LEGAL REPRESENTATION

    2012-11-26

    Western Australian pastoralists are calling for Attorney General Nicola Roxon to front up to the hundreds of Native Title Respondents in WA and explain why the Labor Government is refusing to provide all parties with fair and reasonable representation in Native Title mediations. “The Attorney General’s latest excuse that taxpayers’ ... read more
  • ROXON’S BUDGET CUTS LEAVE PASTORALISTS IN TURMOIL

    2012-11-22

    The future of the Western Australian pastoral industry is in peril following the decision by the Attorney General, Nicola Roxon to eliminate the Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme on 1 January 2013, forcing hundreds of pastoralists to either disengage from Native Title deliberations or pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs. &nb... read more
  • GPA FABLE IGNORED BY WA GROWERS

    2012-11-21

    “GPA Chairman Pete Mailer’s latest attempts to delay the passing in the Senate of the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill by calling for greater transparency in stock level information should be seen by every politician and grower for what it is – an attempt to ensure the survival of an organisation that has no mandate, no constituency and no relevance i... read more
  • CATTLE COUNCIL MEDIA RELEASE - Young Beef Industry Leaders Head To Canberra

    2012-11-20

    A media release from the CCA annoucing the Rising Champion finalists.
  • LIVE EXPORT SUPPORTERS TO RALLY IN FREMANTLE THIS SUNDAY

    2012-11-15

    The livelihood of thousands of West Australian livestock producers will be strongly defended this Sunday when hundreds of live export supporters rally along the Swan River foreshore in East Fremantle in protest against the annual Stop Live Exports Human Chain across the Stirling Bridge.   Farmers, pastoralists, truck drivers, stock agents, li... read more
  • PGA TO LAUNCH GINA RINEHART’S NEW BOOK

    2012-11-13

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) will be holding the Western Australian launch of Mrs Gina Rinehart’s new book - Northern Australia and then some - changes we need to make our country rich on Thursday November 22 from 5-6pm at the PURE Bar, 331 Hay Street, Subiaco.   This premier event coincides with the 60th anniversary of Lang Ha... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES BULLETIN #2 - 12 November 2012

    2012-11-12

    Department of Water......Department of Mines & Petroleum (DMP)......Unconvential Gas
  • LIVE EXPORT - Lee Rhiannon Debate

    2012-11-09

    An interesting take on the Live Export debate between Lee Rhiannon & a farmer. http://thestockmansview.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/the-lee-rhiannon-show.html
  • CCA FACTSHEET - Bovine Johnes Disease Assistance

    2012-11-08

    Cattle Council of Australia & Animal Health Australia have put out a factsheet - National BJD Financial & Non-Financial Assistance Package For Beef Cattle Producers
  • NEW CHIEF FOR PGA KIMBERLEY DIVISION

    2012-11-06

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s Kimberley Division has elected Kalyeeda Station pastoralist Peter Camp as its new Chairman.   PGA President Rob Gillam said Mr Camp was the ideal person to fill the position.   “Not only does Peter have strong links with traditional past practices but he is a strong advocate for embracing the necess... read more
  • WELLARD - Pakistan Live Exports

    2012-11-05

    Recent events in Pakistan where a shipment of live sheep were confiscated by the Pakistani Government and brutally culled has led to ABC Four Corners producing another expose on the live export trade called Another Bloody Business, which will air tonight.   Various groups opposed to the live export trade have made false and misleading statements regarding what a... read more
  • PASTORAL BULLETIN - 5 November, 2012

    2012-11-05

    Stock Theft......Firearms......Kimberley National Heritage Listing......NLIS Tagging......Kimberley Division Meeting......Upcoming Meetings
  • MAIN ROADS Expression of Interest - Marble Bar Road Improvement Strategy

    2012-10-31

    Expressions of interest are open for a Community Reference Group in regards to Marble Bar Road Improvement Strategy.
  • PGA WELCOMES GREENS’ SUPPORT FOR GOVERNMENT’S WHEAT BILL

    2012-10-31

    Wheat Growers in Western Australia have welcomed today’s announcement by the Greens that they will support the Government’s Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill.   “Today’s announcement by Western Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert should allow the Bill to proceed through the House of Representat... read more
  • MAIN ROADS Heavy Vehicle Update - Pilbara Region 87-2012

    2012-10-30

    Main Roads have put out a Heavy Vehicle Operations Update in respect to road works on Great Northern Highway, Shire of East Pilbara
  • ABBOTT STUNS WA WHEAT GROWERS WITH EXPERIENCE CLAIMS

    2012-10-29

    Western Australian farmers are stunned over Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s claims that the WA wheat industry remains divided over the issue of deregulation as senior more experienced wheat growers are opposed to the Government’s Bill.   “It is incredulous that Tony Abbott and his Federal Liberal cohorts continue to ma... read more
  • JOHNSTON’S RESOLVE LOST IN A FIELD OF WHEAT SAYS PGA

    2012-10-26

    Western Australian farmers are furious over WA Liberal Senator David Johnston’s questioning of their resolve to fully deregulate the wheat export market saying that the only one whose resolve should be questioned are those WA Liberal Federal MP’s and Senators who are prepared to leverage the interests of wheat growers to secure their... read more
  • CAMPAIGN ON LIVE EXPORT - Bindi's Pod Cast

    2012-10-24

    Listen to Woodanalling sheep producer Bindi’s compelling message on the importance and true value of live export.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uMKuWEPOYw&sns=em
  • CAMPAIGN ON LIVE EXPORT - Rachael & Alex's Story

    2012-10-23

    For sisters Rachael and Alex Coole how their sheep are treated overseas is just as important as how they are treated on their family farm in Frankland River, Western Australia - so much so that they can’t understand why animal welfare groups are not working with the live export industry to increase animal welfare practices in developing countries ... read more
  • PGA REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR WHEAT DEREGULATION

    2012-10-22

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA has reaffirmed its support for the Government’s Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill which will remove the redundant Wheat Export Authority and the unnecessary Wheat Export Charge and bring the wheat export industry into line with other deregulated grain exports such as canola, barley and lupins.   &... read more
  • ABBOTT’S DEREGULATION PLAN SLAMMED BY PGA

    2012-10-10

    Western Australian wheat farmers have slammed Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s attempt to appease dissention in the Coalition over his handling of the abolition of Wheat Exports Australia (WEA) by promising to get a commitment for full deregulation from Nationals Leader Warren Truss.   “Tony Abbott’s latest tactic to stop WA Liberal... read more
  • DAFWA Media Release - Growers Encouraged To Check Crops For Virus

    2012-10-08

    A media release from Department of Agriculture & Food WA
  • NSW LIB SCHULTZ STANDS UP FOR WA WHEAT FARMERS

    2012-10-04

    Western Australian wheat farmers are applauding NSW Liberal MP Alby Schultz’s announcement that he will not support the Coalition’s bid to delay the abolition of Wheat Exports Australia (WEA) and are encouraging Western Australian Federal Liberals to follow their Eastern State’s colleague’s lead and support the Government’s Wheat... read more
  • BISHOP AND ABBOTT SACRIFICING WA WHEAT GROWERS FOR COALITION UNITY

    2012-10-03

    Western Australian wheat farmers remain furious over Opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s and Deputy Liberal Leader Julie Bishop’s refusal to support the Government’s Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill and are saying that the future of their industry is being held to ransom to satisfy the protectionist policies of the Natio... read more
  • MAIN ROADS Heavy Vehicle Update - Harvest Mass Management Scheme 2012-13

    2012-09-26

    Main Roads have put out an update for harvest 1 October 2012 to 28 February 2013.
  • BISHOP IN CHECK AS BARNETT SUPPORTS WA WHEAT FARMERS DEREGULATION

    2012-09-24

    Western Australian wheat farmers are applauding WA Liberal Premier Colin Barnett’s warning to his Federal Liberal counterparts that failing to abolish Wheat Exports Australia will only serve to hurt farmers and say that the Premier’s support should be a clear indication to the Coalition that the nation’s largest wheat exp... read more
  • EMERGENCY INDUSTRY FORUM ON SHEEP LIVE EXPORTS TO BE HELD AT PGA CONVENTION

    2012-09-20

    Recent concerns about a potential shut down of WA live sheep exports to the Middle East will be addressed next Wednesday morning at the PGA Convention, with the addition of an Emergency Industry Forum to be addressed by Sheep Meat Council of Australia CEO, Rob Cullen and PGA President Rob Gillam.   This is a unique opportun... read more
  • FARM WEEKLY EDITORIAL - 2012 PGA Convention, 20 September 2012

    2012-09-20

    The 20 September edition of the Farm Weekly has an editorial on the 2012 PGA Convention
  • BISHOP’S GAMBIT FAILS - WA WHEAT GROWERS CALL ON ABBOTT

    2012-09-19

    Western Australian wheat farmers are calling for Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to step in and front up to the nation’s largest export wheat growers and explain why his Federal Liberal Party is refusing to follow through on its previous commitment for full deregulation of the wheat industry.   "The vacuous comments made today by ... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES - Bulletin, 18 September 2012

    2012-09-18

    Refunds On Conservation Tillage Equipment......Water Services Bill......The Training Council (WA) Industry Forum......DMP - Reforming Environmental Regulation......Upcoming Meetings
  • BISHOP SELLS OUT WA GRAINS INDUSTRY TO SECURE COALITIONS FUTURE

    2012-09-18

    Western Australian farmers are furious over Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party Julie Bishop’s refusal to support the full deregulation of the wheat industry, saying the Federal MP and her Party have not only sold out the farmers of Western Australia, but have leveraged the interests of the entire State to secure their own long term poli... read more
  • WA LIBERALS TOLD STOP SUPPORTING NATIONALS PLAN TO TAX WA GROWERS

    2012-09-17

    Western Australian grain growers have told Federal Liberal MPs that they will not accept any amendments to the Government’s legislation to fully deregulate the wheat export market, saying that supporting the Eastern States National’s plans to retain and expand the role of Wheat Exports Australia will only lead to the continuatio... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS - Bulletin 14 September 2012

    2012-09-14

    Cattle Council - Rising Champions Initiative......AWI WoolPoll......Live Export......Australian Farmer Of The Year......Australian Pest Locusts......Upcoming Meetings
  • LIBERALS STAB WA WHEAT GROWERS IN THE BACK

    2012-09-13

    “The decision by some Western Australian Liberal MP’s to not support the Government’s attempt to fully deregulate the wheat export industry is a clear betrayal not only of their grain growing constituents, but of the founding principles of the Liberal Party,” PGA Western Grain Growers Chairman John Snooke said.   “The Liberal ... read more
  • MAIN ROADS HVO UPDATE - Oversize Movements At Night Within Perth Metropolitan Area

    2012-09-12

    Main Roads have put out a Heavy Vehicle Operations Update in regards to oversize movements at night within the Perth Metropolitan area.
  • AWI DESERVES NO MORE THAN 1%

    2012-09-11

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is recommending that all Western Australian wool growers vote for no more than 1% levy option in this year’s WoolPoll 2012.   PGA Wool and Livestock Committee Chairman Mr Digby Stretch has reminded all WA producers that WoolPoll 2012 will set the level of research, development and marketing investment in the wool i... read more
  • WA LIBERALS NEED TO STAND AGAINST NATS REGULATING WA WHEAT GROWERS

    2012-09-11

    “Western Australian Liberal MP’s need to stand up against Shadow Agriculture Minister John Cobb and his National Party cohorts determination to regulate the livelihoods of thousands of Western Australian wheat farmers following his calls yesterday in Parliament to decline the Second Reading of the Wheat Export Marketing Amendme... read more
  • MAIN ROADS - Advice for Kimberley Region

    2012-09-10

    See attached for a road conditions report for the Kimberley Region.
  • MAIN ROADS HVO UPDATE - Christmas New Year Period

    2012-09-10

    Main Roads have put out a Heavy Vehicle Operations Update on oversize restricted access vehicle (RAV) curfews & traffic escort availability during the Christmas/New Year period
  • FARM WEEKLY EDITORIAL - 2012 PGA Convention, 6 September 2012

    2012-09-06

    The 6 September edition of the Farm Weekly has a one page editorial on the 2012 PGA Convention.
  • GPA RE-REGULATION NOT SUPPORTED BY WA GROWERS

    2012-09-03

    “Grain Producers Australia Chairman Pete Mailer’s desire to re-regulate bulk wheat exports through expanding the role of WEA is merely the first step by Eastern States Farming Organisations to resurrect the failed legacy of statutory wheat marketing and regulation of the entire grains industry in Australia,” PGA Western Grain Growers Ch... read more
  • PASTORAL NEWSFAX - Issue #3, 3 September 2012

    2012-09-03

    Rents......Self Monitoring......Rangelands Reform......Stock Theft......Goldfields Division......Sandalwood......Meetings
  • AHA - Beef Only Flyer

    2012-08-31

    Animal Health Australia have put out a Beef Only flyer.  Please see attached
  • PGA'S 2012 CONVENTION ON FRONT PAGE OF THE FARM WEEKLY

    2012-08-30

    PGA was on the front page of the Farm Weekly, 30 August edition, advertising the upcoming Annual Convention. See Agenda & Registration Form in our Events section.
  • MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA - Program Update July, 2012

    2012-08-22

    A program update from Meat & Livestock Australia
  • EXPLAIN JULIA SAYS PGA

    2012-08-21

    Western Australian pastoralists and farmers are scratching their heads following Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s statement to Parliament that small businesses, including farmers, hit by carbon tax power price hikes should pass costs on to consumers, who are getting compensation.   “Once again the Prime Minister’s total lack of understanding about farming has ... read more
  • MAIN ROADS - Pilbara Region Road & Bridge Works, May 2012-January 2013

    2012-08-14

    Main Roads WA has put out a Heavy Vehicle Operations Update for the Pilbara region - Great Northern Highway, South Hedland.
  • MAIN ROADS - Traffic Escort Bookings 9 August, 2012

    2012-08-13

    All future bookings for traffic escorts will go through the Heavy Vehicles Operations branch of Main Roads, effective immediately.
  • RED TAPE JUNGLE STIFLING COMPETITION

    2012-08-10

    “The bureaucratic hurdles facing Jack Burton in his quest to provide much needed processing capacity in the State by re-opening the Gingin abattoir clearly shows that Federal and State Government Departments are committed to destroying our regional communities through red tape and excessive regulation,” Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) President... read more
  • FARM WEEKLY PRESIDENT'S COLUMN - 9 August, 2012

    2012-08-08

    In the 9 August edition of the Farm Weekly is the PGA President's column, From The President's Desk.  The topic :  foreign investment.
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX - Number 3, August 2012

    2012-08-07

    Rural Water Rebate Schemes......Caring For Our Country Western Australia Consultations......Ministerial Advisory Panel......Water Policy Industry Reference Group
  • BEWARE MINISTER OF THE WEA TROJAN HORSE SAY WA WHEAT GROWERS

    2012-08-02

    Western Australian wheat growers have rejected calls by Independent MP Tony Windsor and Eastern states agri-politicians for a wheat industry Czar and are fully supportive of Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig’s decision to wind up Wheat Exports Australia.   “Wheat growers in WA fully support the current Wheat Export Marke... read more
  • JOYCE PLAYS CHEAP POLITICS WITH WA WHEAT GROWERS’ FUTURES

    2012-08-01

    “Queensland Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce’s championing of the retention and expansion of Wheat Exports Australia (WEA) at this morning’s Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) is nothing more than a cheap political stunt to secure Eastern States votes at the cost of West Australian wheat growers,” PGA Wester... read more
  • PGA CALLS ON WA LIBERALS TO SUPPORT SCHULZ

    2012-07-27

    West Australian grain growers have commended Liberal MP Alby Schulz’s endorsement of the Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry Committee’s recommendation that the House of Representatives pass the Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 and say that WA Liberal MP’s need to take a similar stand to protect the interests of their wheat... read more
  • SHEEPMEAT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA & WOOLPRODUCERS AUSTRALIA - OJD Management Plan

    2012-07-26

    Sheepmeat Council of Australia & Woolproducers Australia have put out a What You Need To Know factsheet on The National OJD Management Plan 2012-17
  • KONDININ GROUP Media Release - Two Biosecurity Awards Up For Grabs

    2012-07-25

    The Biosecurity Farmer Of The Year Award nominations close 3 August, 2012
  • MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA - Program Update May to June 2012

    2012-07-24

    A program update from Meat & Livestock Australia
  • FEARS OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN FARMLAND UNFOUNDED SAYS PGA PRESIDENT

    2012-07-23

    Pastoralists and Graziers Association President Rob Gillam believes the current uproar over foreign investors purchasing Australian agricultural land is unfounded and that agriculture will only benefit, as it always has, from increased overseas investment.     Addressing the UWA Institute of Agriculture 2012 Industry Fo... read more
  • WHEAT FREE MARKET BETTER - PGA

    2012-07-20

    West Australian grain growers are critical of eastern state farming organisations’ calls for the return to the days of the single desk by re-regulating the export wheat industry, saying it poses no benefit for WA wheat farmers and will only serve to undermine Australia’s reputation as a first class exporter of wheat.   “The recent motion passed by NS... read more
  • PGA GOLDFIELDS DISTRICT COMMITTEE - Annual General Meeting in Kalgoorlie on Friday 27 July 2012

    2012-07-19

    PGA Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the PGA Goldfields Division on Friday 27th July 2012 at the Hannan's Club, Kalgoorlie. Speakers include: Rob Gillam, PGA President Trevor Tasker & Ralph Smith, FESA - Review of activities done to diminish bushfire potential Stephen Fr... read more
  • ROB GILLAM'S SPEECH TO THE UWA INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE 2012 INDUSTRY FORUM

    2012-07-19

    Read PGA President Rob Gillam's speech to the UWA Institute of Agriculture 2012 Industry Forum.   Foreign Investment – The Past……The Present……The Future?
  • DAFWA - Cattle NLIS Tags

    2012-07-10

    Department of Agriculture & Food has put out a notice for all cattle producers in regards to NLIS tag regulations as at 1 January, 2013
  • FEDERAL BUDGET - What's In It For Superannuation?

    2012-07-04

    On the 8th of May 2012, the federal government delivered its 2012-13budget. The nation had been forewarned that Wayne Swan’s primary objective was the get the budget back to surplus. So although disappointing, it came as no real surprise that the changes to super were all about saving money.   A brief summary of the changes are provided ... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS NEWSFAX - June 2012

    2012-07-03

    Cattle Council - Beef 2015 & Beyond......SCA Request For FMD Vaccination Policy......Sheep Industry Consultative Group......DAFWA Budget Briefing......AWI Wool Poll......WALEA......Animal Welfare Regulation......Meetings
  • PGA TO COMBAT - WE’RE PRICE TAKERS, NOT MAKERS

    2012-07-03

    Western Australian pastoralists and farmers are in shock over Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet’s claims that farmers are entitled to pass on cost increases caused by carbon pricing, because that’s the way the economy is supposed to work.   “Minister Combet’s comments clearly show one thing, the Labor &ndash... read more
  • BAD SOLUTION TO FAKE PROBLEM SAYS PGA

    2012-06-15

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association has thrown its support behind the Australian Grain Exporters Association (AGEA) rejection of claims that Australia’s grain exporting reputation is at risk from issues with the quality and integrity of grain purchased in the deregulated market.   PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman John Snooke said concerns raised by... read more
  • PASTORAL INDUSTRY CALLS ON NEW TREASURER TO FIX RENTAL STUFF UP

    2012-06-14

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association is calling on new Treasurer Colin Barnett to step in and resolve the anomalies in the valuation of pastoral rents and the Government’s decision to refuse to grant an exemption to those pastoralists whose livelihoods were dramatically affected by last years suspension of live cattle exports to In... read more
  • GILLARD MARINE PARKS ANOTHER BLOW FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY SAYS PGA

    2012-06-14

    The announcement by the Gillard Government of the establishment of 44 marine parks covering over a third of Australian waters is nothing more than another attack on primary industries by Labor in order to appease their Greens masters, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) said today.   “It is rather ironic that followin... read more
  • MAIN ROADS TRAFFIC NOTICE - Sandfire Roadhouse First Aid Centre Only

    2012-06-13

    Sandfire Roadhouse has limited first aid treatment for the region between Port Hedland & Broome.
  • WPA & SCA MEDIA RELEASE - Sheep Producers Given Six Months To Meet New OJD Rules

    2012-06-12

    Wool Producers Australia & Sheepmeat Council of Australia have put out a media release about the new OJD rules.
  • TIME FOR GOVERNMENT TO TELL ALL ABOUT AWB

    2012-06-08

    The announcement by the head of the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the Australian Wheat Board Oil-For-Food scandal that he was offered a promotion if he shut down the investigation suggests that the AWB and its corrupt officials, continue to enjoy the protection of the Government from the law, long after the exposure of one of the greatest corporate scanda... read more
  • PGA CALLS FOR REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

    2012-06-07

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has thrown its support behind Murray Wellington MLA Murray Cowper’s call for the Barnett State government to follow Queensland’s lead in attacking the anomalies and injustices of  its vegetation and water legislation that are destroying  the property rights of private landowners.   PGA P... read more
  • DAF - Important Changes to the 1080 Code Of Practice

    2012-06-06

    Department of Agricuture & Food have a number of 1080 training workshops for pastoralists throughout the state in July & August, 2012.  See attached for information
  • MAIN ROADS - No Diesel Nullagine Roadhouse 5 June 2012

    2012-06-05

    Nullagine Roadhouse, Marble Bar Road currently has no diesel.  See attached for closest roadhouses.
  • NATIVE TITLE CHANGES MUST INCLUDE JUSTICE FOR ALL SAYS PGA

    2012-06-05

    Western Australian pastoralists are concerned that the Labor Government’s proposed changes to the existing Native Title system will cause numerous delays and will unfairly deny respondents with the same access to justice as claimants.   “While we applaud Attorney General Nicola Roxon’s vision of a Native Title system that ... read more
  • DAFWA MEDIA RELEASE - Biosecurity Funding Schemes Determined For 2012-13

    2012-05-22

    Department of Agriculture & Food have put out a Media Release in regards to the biosecurity funding schemes determined for 2012-13
  • MEAT & LIVESTOCK AUSTRALIA - Program Update January to April 2012

    2012-05-16

    A program update from Meat & Livestock Australia.
  • PASTORAL NEWSFAX #2, May 2012

    2012-05-15

    Rents......Self Monitoring......Rangelands Reform......Lake Gregory Feral Horses......Goldfields Division......Carnarvon Bushfires......Pastoral Conference......Meetings
  • SAFE FOOD FOUNDATION’S CLAIMS ON GM CANOLA BUFFER FALSE SAYS PGA

    2012-05-15

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has labelled today’s claims by the Safe Food Foundation that the GM buffer zone has been lifted from 5metres to 1.1kilometres as deliberately misleading to the Australian public.   “This is just another attempt by the organic industry to scare farmers in WA into not p... read more
  • DAFF - Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System Fact Sheet

    2012-05-09

    DAFF have put out a fact sheet in regards to the new regulatory framework for the export of Australian livestock.
  • PGA CRIES FOUL ON ACF FUEL TAX POLL

    2012-04-30

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has described claims by the Australian Conservation Foundation that 86% of Australians think mining companies should have to pay the same rate of tax for fuel as other Australian drivers as misleading to the Australian public.   “Despite the fact that a poll of 1,008 Australians between the ages of 19 and 23 c... read more
  • PREMIER TO OPEN PGA PASTORAL CONFERENCE

    2012-04-26

    Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett will officially open the annual PGA Pastoral Conference on Friday May 4 at the Mercure Inn Continental in Broome.   This premiere event will include input from pastoralists, agricultural producers, station employees, Aboriginal pastoral stations, stockmen, peak industry bodies, livestock agents, exporters, road transpo... read more
  • MAIN ROADS - HVO Update 5 April 2012

    2012-04-24

    Gascoyne Region Roadworks - North West Coastal Highway, south of Nanutarra in Shire of Ashburton for April/May 2012
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS NEWSFAX #2, April, 2012

    2012-04-20

    Cattle Council......AHA FMD Policy Review......Ovine Johnes Disease......Footrot......Ovine Brucellosis......AWI Wool Poll......Meetings
  • CATTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA - Grassfed Beef Producers Looking To The Future

    2012-04-17

    Please see attached Media Release by Cattle Council of Australia
  • PGA CALLS FOR FEDERAL WILD DOG BOUNTY

    2012-04-16

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) today has officially called for the Federal Government to introduce a $200/scalp bounty on wild dogs.   “Wild dogs are the most vicious and brutal predators in WA and their main prey are livestock, horses, pets and native animals,” PGA Wild Dog Control Spokesman Will Scott said today.   &... read more
  • PGA SUPPORTS LUDWIG DECISION TO WIND UP WEA

    2012-04-13

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) says Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig’s decision to proceed with the wind up of Wheat Exports Australia (WEA) will only benefit the Australian wheat industry.   PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman John Snooke said that the WEA was only a transitional measure to ensure the accreditation of grain ex... read more
  • GREENS LED LABOR FUEL POLICY WILL CRIPPLE FARMERS – PGA

    2012-04-10

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) says Labor’s proposed cuts to the diesel fuel rebate is another Greens’ led policy that will cripple modern agriculture and force farmers to return to the days of the horse and plough.   PGA President Rob Gillam said any move to cut the rebate would unfairly burden those livin... read more
  • LEGAL & MEDIA BLITZKRIEG ON GM FARMER SAYS PGA

    2012-04-04

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) said yesterday’s lodgement of a writ in the WA Supreme Court by Slater and Gordon on behalf of farmer Stephen Marsh was just another attempt to prevent his neighbour from growing GM canola on his own land.   "Slater and Gordon concede that the GM farmer has broken no laws and has complied with all... read more
  • DAFWA - 1080 Impregnated Oats For Wild Dogs

    2012-04-03

    The Bait Production Unit (BPU) of the Department of Agriculture & Food WA have put out a notice in regards to BPU products.
  • PGA PAYS TRIBUTE TO SENATOR JUDITH ADAMS

    2012-04-02

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has paid tribute to WA Senator Judith Adams who passed away last Saturday after a long battle with cancer.   PGA President Rob Gillam said Senator Adams was a tireless champion for the people of rural Western Australia and would be greatly missed.   “From the moment she first stepped into th... read more
  • NOMINATE BEEF'S BEST TODAY!

    2012-03-26

    Nominations are open for the Rabobank Red Meat Awards.  Be sure to have your vote in by Monday, 9 April.
  • ANOTHER SLAP IN THE FACE FOR WA CATTLE PRODUCERS

    2012-03-22

    “The Gillard Government’s decision to spend $275million of tax payer’s monies to keep Holden in South Australia is a slap in the face to West Australian cattle producers who are forced to rebuild their industry with no financial support following last year’s knee jerk decision to suspend cattle exports to Indonesia,” PGA Presid... read more
  • WELLARD - Steve Meerwald's Speech At Wagin Woolorama

    2012-03-19

    Steve Meerwald, Managing Director of Wellard gave a Wellard & industry update at the recent Wagin Woolorama. Click on the link to hear his speech - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcEXs9hfDq8
  • MAIN ROADS - HVO Update 16 March 2012

    2012-03-16

    Main Roads wish to advise that refurbishment works on the South Dale River Bridge on the York-Williams Road, Brookton will take place 19/3-13/4 2012 from 7am-5.30pm daily.
  • DAFWA - Grains, Seeds & Hay Industry Funding Scheme

    2012-03-12

    The Industry Management Committee is inviting written feedback on the proposed changes to the Scheme. All feedback must be received by 4pm, 13 April, 2012.
  • CATTLE EAR TAGS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - FOR PGA MEMBERS

    2012-03-02

    We at the PGA are always trying to find ways to help our members cut costs and save money.  One opportunity we have available to members is by purchasing DATAMARS cattle tags through the PGA.   These prices have already been confirmed to be cheaper than what our members paid last year for competitor branded cattle tags.  Some member... read more
  • PRIME SUPER - Planning Your Future Seminars 13 & 15 March

    2012-03-02

    Prime are hosting two seminars specifically designed to help plan peoples future.   Speakers for the evening will be David Luker, Prime Super Financial Planner and Michael Hall, Me Bank topics covered will be superannuation, retirement planning, home loans and savings accounts.   Dates for the seminars are, Tuesday 13th March 2012&... read more
  • DAFWA - GM Canola Factsheet

    2012-03-01

    Department of Agriculture & Food WA, jointly with a number of other organisations, have put together a factsheet titled, GM Canola - A Weed Management Option
  • PGA WELCOMES EXTENSION OF HARVEST MASS MANAGEMENT SCHEME

    2012-03-01

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed the extension of the 2011/12 Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS) to 31 March, to accommodate the ongoing harvest.   “This extension of the Harvest Mass Management Scheme will greatly benefit grain producers and bulk carriers in shifting the largest WA grain harvest on record... read more
  • PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS TO THE 2012 AGM

    2012-03-01

    Attached is the PGA President's, Rob Gillam, address to our 2012 105th AGM.
  • PGA PRESIDENT URGES PRODUCERS TO EMBRACE THE FUTURE

    2012-03-01

    Re-elected President of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), Rob Gillam, has called on producers to embrace the future and fight against previously accepted practices in order to prosper, at the Association’s 105th Annual General Meeting.   “Agriculture in Western Australia is on the dawn of a new era, one that has not been... read more
  • AA’s “MISLEADING BELIEF’ IS NOT NECESSARILY REALITY SAYS PGA

    2012-02-29

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has labelled Animals Australia’s latest footage of animal cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs as “misleading’ and nothing more than a beat up on the Australian live export industry.   “At no time during the footage shown on ABC Lateline could Anima... read more
  • PGA SHOWS CONFIDENCE IN EXECUTIVE THROUGH RE-ELECTION

    2012-02-29

    Members of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) have unanimously re-elected President Rob Gillam for a fifth term at the Association’s AGM held today.   Vice Presidents Tony Seabrook and Ruth Webb-Smith and Treasurer Bevan Henderson were also unanimously re-elected.   Mr Gillam said the result clearly showed the strong ... read more
  • MAIN ROADS - HVO Update, 27 February 2012

    2012-02-27

    The 2011/12 Harvest Mass Management Scheme has been extended from 29 February to 31 March, 2012
  • MAIN ROADS - HVO Update, 20 February 2012

    2012-02-22

    On the 19 & 20 May there will be a restriction of vehicles in excess of 5.5metres wide or requiring a Police escort on Great Northern Highway, Bullsbrook between Roe Higway & Rutland Road
  • WACOSS Community Sector Energy Hardship Delivery Consultation 20-23 February

    2012-02-20

    WACOSS Community Sector Energy Hardship Delivery Consultation seminars in Kalgoorlie, Geraldton & West Perth
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS NEWSFAX #1 , February 2012

    2012-02-16

    Cattle Council......AHA FMD Policy Review......Ovine Johne's Disease......Agricultural & Veterinary Chemicals......AWI Woolpoll......Meetings
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX #1, February, 2012

    2012-02-16

    Water Allocation Planning WA......Environmental Appeals......Dryandra Woodlands-Management Plan......National Resource Management
  • INVASIVE ANIMALS CRC - PestSmart Roadshow January-May 2012

    2012-02-15

    Invasive Animals CRC is bringing the PestSmart Roadshow to WA during February. Monday 20 - Carnarvon Wednesday 22 - Kojonup Friday 24 - Esperance   See attached for more information
  • MAIN ROADS - Pastoralist Fencing Work Group Feburary 12 Bulletin

    2012-02-14

    Report Ready For The Minister......October Workshop......About The Pastoral Fencing Working Group......WG Purpose......WG Objectives......Feedback From Stakeholders
  • ROGUE ABATTOIR IS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDUSTRY SAYS PGA

    2012-02-10

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has labelled the NSW abattoir at the centre of animal cruelty allegations a rouge operator and has called Animal Liberation’s demand for the installation of CCTV cameras in abattoirs another media stunt.   “This type of cruelty by workers at the Hawkesbury Valley Abattoir is certain... read more
  • SHEEPMEAT COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA - Export Supply Chain Assurance System Will Deliver Animal Welfare

    2012-02-07

    Please see attached media release by Sheepmeat Council of Australia
  • MAIN ROADS WA - Twitter

    2012-02-07

    Main Roads Western Australia now have a Twitter page for all up to date information about what's happening on WA roads.
  • GRAIN GROWERS LTD - NOT THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR WA SAYS PGA

    2012-01-31

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has questioned any benefits for West Australian grain growers under the recent arrangement between Eastern States based Grain Growers Ltd and the WA Farmers’ Federation.   “Our members fail to see how an organisation, which is nothing more than a remnant of NSW Government cont... read more
  • PASTORALISTS DEMAND IMMEDIATE ACTION FROM PREMIER OVER CARNARVON BUSHFIRES

    2012-01-30

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has called for Premier Colin Barnett to declare the bushfires in Carnarvon, which have been burning since the 27th of December, a Natural Disaster.   “Over 8,500square kilometres of prime grazing land has been destroyed so far and there is no end is sight,” PGA pres... read more
  • BARNETT GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS CONTEMPT FOR PASTORALISTS

    2012-01-23

    The Liberal National Government continues to show its contempt for the WA pastoral industry following its decision to proceed with the third and final increase in pastoral rents, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association said today.   “Thanks to continued inaction by State government, West Australian pastoralists are facing another round o... read more
  • URGENT CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON CARNARVON FIRES

    2012-01-23

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is calling on the State Government to immediately increase the number of fire fighting crews, equipment and appliances to combat the now out of control Carnarvon fires, including bringing in experienced fire fighting crews from other states.   “The Carnarvon fires have now reached the crisis po... read more
  • MAIN ROADS - HVO Update, January 2012

    2012-01-20

    An update on road works on Roe Highway near Clayton Street exits for the 21 & 22 January weekend
  • PGA CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT ACTION ON GASCOYNE FIRES

    2012-01-17

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is calling on the State Government to immediately declare the fires in the Gascoyne Region a natural disaster in order for affected pastoralists to access relief funding.   “So far over 375,000hectares have been burnt in the Gascoyne region and the fire is expected to burn for another two weeks,&... read more
  • NOR’WEST & MURCHISON CRICKET ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON - Sunday 15 January 2012

    2012-01-10

    REMINDER - TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS Nor’West marquee luncheon is now only a few days away, on Sunday 15th January, 11.30 am at Allen Park, Swanbourne.  Watch our team battle it out “on the green” on the opening day of Country Week. A few points of interest: •     ... read more
  • Further Funding to Fight Wild Dogs Welcomed by PGA

    2012-01-10

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed the Northern Mallee Declared Species Group receiving $40,000 in State Government NRM funding for wild dog control in the Esperence region.   PGA Wild Dog Control spokesman Will Scott said the funding allocation showed the State Government was finally beginning to recognize the devastating... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX #4 - December, 2011

    2011-12-21

    Cunderdin GM 'Contamination' Allegations......Greenpeace Activity In WA......CBH Harvest Management......OGTR Approval Of Bayer GM Canola......National Representation
  • PGA WELCOMES FUNDING FOR WILD DOG CONTROL

    2011-12-21

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed the State Government’s commitment of $5million to assist in the fight to control wild dogs.   PGA Livestock and Wool Committee Chairman Digby Stretch said the funding, which will go towards significant upgrades to the State Barrier Fence will be of tremendous benefit to the WA livestock sect... read more
  • FAREWELL TO THE YEAR OF EXCESS —PGA

    2011-12-19

    2011 will long be remembered as the year of excess.   From the impact of excessive rains on what was expected to be the largest grain harvest ever, to an excessive overreaction by the Gillard Government which resulted in the suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia, throughout 2011 West Australian producers faced numerous challenges and for the firs... read more
  • ANIMAL LIBERATIONISTS GET IT WRONG - AGAIN!

    2011-12-16

    Claims by animal liberationist groups that the recent decision by the Indonesian Government to reduce the quota on Australian cattle imports shows that the live export industry is a high risk industry and in danger of collapsing has been dismissed by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA).   “This is yet another example of the continual ... read more
  • FARM WEEKLY PRESIDENT'S COLUMN - 15 December, 2011

    2011-12-15

    Read the latest PGA President's Column in today's Farm Weekly - Spin, Divide, Conquer
  • ALP SUPPORT FOR LIVE EXPORTS WELCOMED BY PGA

    2011-12-05

    The defeat of Fremantle Labor MP Melissa Parkes’ motion to phase out live exports over four years in favour of chilled and frozen exports at the ALP National Conference is a clear indication that the voice of Australian livestock producers is starting to be heard above the continual bleating of Animal Liberationists the Pastoralists and Graziers Associati... read more
  • GOLDEN WALKLEY TARNISHED BY ACTIVISTS SAYS PGA

    2011-11-29

    The awarding of this year’s Golden Walkley to ABC Four Corners for “A Bloody Business” clearly shows that the mainstream media has lost its ‘social licence’ with rural Australia, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) said today.   “This is an outstanding example of how sensationalist journalism, normally as... read more
  • FARMERS RATE INCREASE UNJUSTIFIED SAYS PGA

    2011-11-29

    The recent decision by the Gingin Shire to increase rates by up to 131% on hundreds of properties engaged in intensive farming to cover shortfalls in monies for public works has been questioned by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA).   PGA Private Property Rights Policy Director Milan Zaklan said the Council’s justification for targeting ... read more
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS NEWSFAX - Number 3, November 2011

    2011-11-25

    Cattle Council......Animal Welfare......Ovine Johnes Disease......MLA AGM......AWI ICC
  • GNRBA - Public Notice

    2011-11-23

    The Goldfields Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association has put out a public notice regarding dog baiting in the Goldfields.
  • FARM WEEKLY PRESIDENT'S COLUMN - 17 November 2011

    2011-11-17

    Read the latest President's Column in today's Farm Weekly - Decision Time For RSPCA
  • ANTI-GM CAMPAIGNERS PROFIT FROM OTHERS’ MISFORTUNE

    2011-11-14

    Greens MP Lynn MacLaren’s media release Hail storm unleashes more genetically modified canola contamination 11 November 2011 is misleading and sadly lacking in factual evidence.  This appears to be yet another emotive publicity stunt by anti-GM crusaders.   GM canola is a safe, approved and legal product.  The overwhelming w... read more
  • AWI - Breeding Leadership Course 2012

    2011-11-14

    Applications are now open for the Australian Wool Innovation 2012 Breeding Leadership Course
  • MLA - MLA AGM-One Week To Vote By Proxy

    2011-11-11

    Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members have just over one week to go until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) proxy voting deadline.
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX # 4 - 4 November 2011

    2011-11-04

    WA Planning Commission......Development Assessment Panels......Department of Water......Injury Control Council Learn Forum
  • WILKIE’S BILL JUST ANOTHER CHEAP STUNT SAYS PGA

    2011-10-31

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has described independent MP Andrew Wilkie’s attempt to introduce changes to the live export trade as a cheap political stunt at the behest of Australia’s hardworking livestock producers.   “Mr Wilkie’s Bill calling for all exported livestock to be stunned before slaughter... read more
  • WA Pastoralists To Meet With Queen Today

    2011-10-27

    Current and past Presidents of Western Australia’s oldest State Farming Organisation, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA), will be meeting today with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Government House.   Current PGA President Rob Gillam, and past President Barry Court AM, have been invited to attend the function where Western Australia’s top b... read more
  • PGA Cautiously Optimistic Over Farmer Review

    2011-10-22

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) is cautiously optimistic over the Federal Government’s response to the recommendations of the Independent Review of Australia’s Livestock Export Trade (Farmer Review).     PGA President Rob Gillam said the recommendations will provide a sound basis for the livestock export industry ... read more
  • RRR NETWORK - RIRDC Rural Women's Award

    2011-10-19

    The 2012 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award nominations are closing soon.  Encourage a woman you know who has a great idea but need some additional resources to make it happen.    The award is open to all women involved in every aspect of agriculture (including forestry and fisheries), natural resource management and related service industries. Ther... read more
  • RRR NETWORK - Reference Group Nominations

    2011-10-19

    The Rural Remote and Regional (RRR) Women’s Network of Western Australia is inviting non-metropolitan women to nominate for positions on its Reference Group.RRR Network executive officer Katrina Hayes said that the RRR Network brings together women from rural, remote and regional Western Australia to recognise, promote and expand the contribution they make t... read more
  • MIDWEST MENS HEALTH

    2011-10-14

    Are you a Farmer or pastoralist who’s having problems linking up with any of the following services - ·        Drought support ·        Family support services ·        Centrelink assistance ·        Rural fi... read more
  • PGA PAYS TRIBUTE TO MISSING INDUSTRY LEADER

    2011-10-11

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has paid tribute to missing businessman Bryn Martin, calling the James Point Private Port Chief Executive a true visionary and industry leader.   PGA President Rob Gillam said Mr Martin was a staunch advocate for progress and development in the State and his contribution to industry would be greatly m... read more
  • OPTION 3 ON OJD SAYS PGA

    2011-10-07

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) is supporting an enhanced Option 3 for the National Ovine Johne’s Disease (OJD) program following a detailed review of the Discussion Paper for the Future National Management of OJD 2012-2017.   PGA Livestock Committee Chairman Digby Stretch said that Option 3 was the best result not only for producers but for the... read more
  • CAUTIOUS WELCOME FROM PGA ON ENVIRONMENTAL OFFSETS POLICY

    2011-10-03

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has cautiously welcomed the release of the WA State Government’s Environmental Offsets Policy.   PGA NRM and Private Property Rights Committee Chairman Gary Peacock said that while the policy may provide an avenue of compensation for those farmers who have their land locked up due ... read more
  • WATER LEGISLATION NEEDED BEFORE TRADING POLICY SAYS PGA

    2011-10-03

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has called for the State Government to finalise the Water Resource Management Bill and secure the existing rights of water entitlement holders before committing to water trading policy.    PGA NRM and Private Property Rights Committee Chairman Gary Peacock said that the Government&rsq... read more
  • FARM WEEKLY PRESIDENT'S COLUMN - 29 September, 2011

    2011-09-29

    Read the latest From The President's Desk in the 29 September edition of the Farm Weekly - No More Broken Promises
  • PGA WELCOMES FURTHER WHEAT EXPORT DEREGULATION

    2011-09-28

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to initiate a three staged approach to the transition to full market deregulation.   PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman John Snooke said the decision to fully deregulate the wheat export market from October 2012 was a definitive endorsement of ... read more
  • LIVE EXPORT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PACKAGE

    2011-09-28

    Attached is a fact sheet on the Australian Government's Live Export Business Assistance Package.
  • DAFF - 2012 Science & Innovation Awards

    2011-09-26

    Grant applications are now open for the 2012 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue to benefit Australia’s primary industries. The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation... read more
  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH MAKING A PROFIT—PGA

    2011-09-23

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has dismissed claims by the WA Farmers Federation that the recent salary increase for Coles CEO Ian McLeod would inflame tensions between farmers and supermarket groups.   “To be completely frank, it is of no concern to farmers if the Wesfarmers Board decides to reward executives who increase... read more
  • DAFWA - Cattle Exports To Indonesia

    2011-09-22

    Department of Agriculture & Food WA have put a WA Industry Update out on Cattle Exports To Indonesia
  • INVASIVE ANIMALS COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE MEDIA RELEASE - Major National Pest Animal R&D Initiative Through To Final Assessment Stage

    2011-09-01

    Please see the release by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
  • PGA CHAMPIONS WHEAT DEREGULATION TO SENATE

    2011-09-01

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has told the Senate Rural Affairs and Transport Committee Inquiry on Operational Issues on Export Grain Networks that the deregulation of the wheat industry has brought numerous benefits to Western Australian grain producers and of the need for further competition in the WA grain logistics chain.   ... read more
  • HERITAGE LISTING ANOTHER BLOW TO KIMBERLEY PASTORALISTS

    2011-08-31

    The National Heritage Listing of the West Kimberley is another slap in the face of the WA pastoral industry by the Gillard Government, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA).   PGA president Rob Gillam said the Listing which encompasses some of the most productive grazing areas in Australia will create a greater level of ... read more
  • PGA TO FIGHT FOR LIVE EXPORT TRADE IN BROOME

    2011-08-31

    The livelihood of thousands of West Australian livestock producers will be strongly defended by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association in Broome tomorrow when PGA President Rob Gillam and Vice President Ruth Webb-Smith appear before a Senate Committee Hearing looking into aspects of the livestock export trade.   Several other Kimberley pastoralists ... read more
  • PRIMARY INDUSTRIES EDUCATION MEDIA RELEASE - Primezone Is Now Live

    2011-08-29

    The website for schools ‘primezone’ is now live. This represents the first step in the long-term development of a one-stop web portal for primary industries resources for schools, teachers and the broader community. The first 50-60 resources currently on the site will be supplemented by additional resources and filt... read more
  • GREEN ANIMAL WELFARE POLICIES UNNATURAL & UNSUSTAINABLE - PGA

    2011-08-29

    Sustainable and natural agricultural policies put forward by the Greens and animal rights activists are focussed on ending all commercial farming, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA).   PGA President Rob Gillam said that recent calls by Animals Liberation Australia to seek a review of the Prevention of Cruelty ... read more
  • PGA SUPPORTS ACCC DRAFT DECISION ON CBH PORT ACCESS

    2011-08-26

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has thrown its support behind the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) draft decision on Co-operative Bulk Handling's (CBH) port access undertaking.   PGA Western Graingrowers Committee Chairman John Snooke said the Draft Decision, which rejects CBH’s proposal to replac... read more
  • NFF BACKING WRONG HORSE

    2011-08-24

    19th Century author Alexander Pushkin, once observed that “where there was a trough there would be pigs”.   The NFF's slathering response to the Government's Carbon Farming Initiative and the Carbon Dioxide Tax that will soon be legislated and from which the revenue will be generated to fund the CFI, demonstrates the astuteness of Pushkin's observation.   ... read more
  • FARM WEEKLY PRESIDENT'S COLUMN - 18 August, 2011

    2011-08-23

    Read the latest From The President's Desk that was in the 18 August edition of the Farm Weekly - Failure By Design
  • PGA WELCOMES FESA EQUIPMENT ADDITION FOR GASCOYNE MURCHISON

    2011-08-22

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has welcomed the acquisition by FESA of ten bushfire-fighting appliances for the Gascoyne/Murchison pastoral areas.   PGA Pastoral Executive Officer Ian Randles said the extra appliances would provide significant assistance to pastoralists who are facing unprecedented fuel loads this fire se... read more
  • BE ALERT FOR TRESPASSERS AND VANDALS WARNS PGA

    2011-08-22

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association is warning its members to keep an eye out for trespassers and vandals following the wanton shooting and subsequent desecration of five prize heifers on a station outside of Kalgoorlie.   PGA Pastoral and Livestock Executive Officer Ian Randles said that pastoralists and farmers should remain vigilant ov... read more
  • CATTLE COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA MEDIA RELEASE - Be Involved-Beef Industry Rising Champions

    2011-08-22

    Please see the Media Release attached.
  • PGA CALLS FOR RESUMPTION OF WA GOAT EXPORTS TO MALAYSIA

    2011-08-19

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has called on Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig to ensure that goat live exports from Western Australia are immediately resumed, following the decision by the Malaysian Government to suspend all live exports from Australia due to concerns about the Hendra virus.   PGA President Rob Gillam ... read more
  • WELFARE NOT LIBERATION SHOULD BE RSPCA POLICY SAYS PGA

    2011-08-19

    Calls by RSPCA Australia for a conscious vote on live exports following the Federal Parliament’s decision to vote down legislation that would have ended the livestock export trade shows that the organisation has gone from being an animal welfare advocate to an animal liberation campaigner according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Associa... read more
  • SENATOR THE HON JOE LUDWIG - 12 August, 2011 Media Release

    2011-08-12

    Additional Support For Cattle Industry As Live Trade Resumes
  • CCA - WANTED : BEEF INDUSTRY CHAMPIONS

    2011-08-05

    The Cattle Council of Australia have put out a media release regarding the 'Cattle Council Rising Champions Initiative'.
  • RURAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE WA

    2011-08-03

    Could you use a hand with your business finances - see Rural Financial Counselling Service WA's brochure attached.
  • STOP THE RESEARCH AND PASS THE AMMUNITION SAYS PGA

    2011-08-01

    Calls for additional funding by Federal and State Governments into researching wild dog numbers should be scratched for a direct action policy, including funding for more professional doggers, baiting programs and the implementation of a national bounty program according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA).   PGA Wild Dog spok... read more
  • ELDERS CATTLE EXPORT APPROVAL & IMPORT PERMIT WELCOME NEWS – PGA

    2011-07-29

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) President Rob Gillam has welcomed the news that livestock exporter Elders has received its first export approval and import permit from the Australian and Indonesian governments.   “This announcement is tremendous news and we look forward to seeing the first shipment of c... read more
  • RESUMPTION OF CATTLE EXPORTS WELCOME NEWS - PGA

    2011-07-25

    Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) President Rob Gillam has welcomed the news that shipments of Australian cattle to Indonesia could resume as early as next week, with livestock exporter Elders expecting to receive an export permit in the next few days.   “This is a positive step in re-establishing live cattle exports to Indonesia and w... read more
  • ACCC NEEDS TO EXPEDITE CBH APPEAL - PGA

    2011-07-21

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association has criticised the decision by CBH Group to appeal the final decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to revoke the exclusive dealing notification for Grain Express, labelling it as another attempt to protect its monopoly to the detriment of Western Australian grain producers.   PGA Wester... read more
  • PGA CONDEMNS DESTRUCTION BY GREENPEACE ACTIVISTS

    2011-07-19

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’  Association has condemned ACT Greens MLA and former Greenpeace staffer Shane Rattenbury for supporting the wanton destruction by Greenpeace activists of CSIRO wheat field trials in Canberra.   “Supporting the actions of a group of eco terrorists illegally breaking into a Commonwealth laboratory and des... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX #2 - July 2011

    2011-07-15

    New WGG Chairman......GM Producers' Defence Fund......National Grower Register......ACCC Grain Express Decision......Gene Technology Act (2000) Review
  • PGA SLAMS GILLARD CARBON TAX SCAM

    2011-07-11

    Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) Climate Change spokesperson Leon Bradley has slammed the Gillard Government’s Sunday release of their Carbon Tax policy, calling it ‘incoherent’ and labelling it as ‘destructive not only to agriculture but to the livelihoods of ordinary Australians.’   “On the one hand, the Government s... read more
  • MECKERING SHEEP PRODUCERS SHOW SUPPORT FOR LIVE TRADE

    2011-07-08

    Western Australian sheep producers met in Meckering last night to show support for the Gillard government’s lifting of the ban on live cattle exports and to support WA’s $300million live sheep export industry.   The meeting was organised by PGA Mortlock Division President Rob Beard and included presentations from MLA Director Polly T... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES RELEASE OF INDONESIAN IMPORT PERMITS

    2011-07-08

    PGA President Rob Gillam has welcomed today’s announcement by the Indonesian Government of the release of import permits that will allow 180,000 head of cattle to come from Australia  following the lifting of the suspension by Minister Ludwig on Wednesday. “This is a tremendous announcement by the Indonesian Government and the only thing ... read more
  • WA PASTORALISTS DEMAND RSPCA SHOWS PLAN

    2011-07-06

    Claims by the RSPCA that there are other options available including financial assistance to Western Australian pastoralists faced with culling their cattle are misleading, according to the Pastoralists & Graziers’ Association.   “The Government assistance package is a maximum of $25,000 and is only available through Centrelink to individuals ... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES LIFTING OF THE LUDWIG BAN

    2011-07-06

    PGA President Rob Gillam has welcomed today’s announcement that the Live Cattle Export ban to Indonesia has been lifted.   “The lifting of the suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia is the first step in a long process to re-establish our trade relationship with Indonesia,” Mr Gillam said.   “Minister Ludwig has opened the... read more
  • URGENT PUBLIC MEETING ON THE STATE OF THE LIVESTOCK EXPORT INDUSTRY TO BE HELD IN MECKERING

    2011-07-05

    Due to the current uncertainty about the future of the livestock export industry following the recent ban by the Gillard Government on live cattle exports to Indonesia the Mortlock District Committee of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) will be holding an Urgent Public Meeting this Thursday, July 7 20... read more
  • WA PASTORALISTS AND FARMERS CALL FOR LUDWIG TO BE SACKED

    2011-07-04

    Western Australia pastoralists and farmers have unanimously supported a motion calling for the Prime Minister to remove Federal Agricultural Minister Joe Ludwig from his portfolio due to his inept handling of the live cattle export ban to Indonesia.   The motion was unanimously passed by livestock producers from throughout the State in Katann... read more
  • CENTRELINK FACT SHEET

    2011-07-04

    Federal Government & Centrelink's fact sheet regarding obtaining assistance for workers who have been made recently redundant in the live cattle export industry.
  • COMMENCEMENT OF NEW KATANNING SALEYARDS WELCOMED BY PGA

    2011-07-04

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the WA State Government of the commencement of the construction of the new Katanning Sheep Saleyards.   “This new state of the art facility is a great endorsement by the State Government of the livestock industry in WA and of the value Great Southe... read more
  • PASTORAL NEWSFAX - 30 June, 2011

    2011-07-01

    Live Export Ban......Land Tenure......Mining & Pastoralism......Rent Review......Rent Relief......Rangeland Condition Monitoring, aka Self-Monitoring......DAFWA Live Export Help......Meetings & Events
  • PETITION - APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLES OF INDONESIA

    2011-06-30

    The PGA has been made aware of a petition apologising to the Indonesian people for the actions of the Australian Governmentt in suddenly banning live export of beef into Indonesia.  We urge producers and interested individuals to consider signing this petition.   http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/apology-to-the-peoples-of-indonesia.html
  • PASTORALISTS WANT REINSTATEMENT NOT COMPENSATION

    2011-06-30

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has dismissed today’s announcement by the Gillard Government of a $30million industry assistance package for cattle farmers hit by the ban on live exports to Indonesia as a short term stunt and is calling on the Prime Minister to immediately reinstate live cattle exports to Indonesia.   “Th... read more
  • ACCC RULING ON GRAIN EXPRESS TO BENEFIT WA GRAINS INDUSTRY

    2011-06-30

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) has welcomed the announcement by the ACCC to revoke the Exclusive Dealing Notification (EDN) of Grain Express, saying the decision will only benefit the WA Grains Industry.   PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman John Snooke emphasized that this decision is only in regard to the forced ty... read more
  • Pastoralists and Farmers Unite in Geraldton to Support Live Trade

    2011-06-27

    Close to 300 pastoralists and farmers converged in Geraldton last Friday to show their support for livestock exports at the second All of Industry Forum organized by the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA).   “This was the biggest gathering of pastoralists and farmers ever held in Geraldton, and their message t... read more
  • Pastoralists win battle on Ningaloo World Heritage Boundaries

    2011-06-27

    Ningaloo pastoralists with the full support of the hundreds of visitors to this wilderness coastline, have won their battle to exclude pastoral land from the recently announced World Heritage inscription of Ningaloo. “The decision by UNESCO to maintain the existing 40 meter boundary of the Ningaloo Marine Park is not only a win for the r... read more
  • Live Export Industry Forum to be Held This Friday 1 July in Katanning

    2011-06-27

    Live Export Industry Forum to be Held This Friday 1 July in Katanning   The PGA has been actively involved in negotiations to restart the live export of cattle to Indonesia.   Following the success of the PGA Industry Forum held in Geraldton on Friday and the Kimberley Industry Forum in Broome earlier this month, the ... read more
  • PETITION - BAN ANIMAL CRUELTY NOT LIVE EXPORT

    2011-06-24

    Please find attached a link to a petition against the banning of the live export trade in Australia.  This ban will cost millions of dollars in lost jobs, economy and the welfare of thousands of animals will come into question as a result, should this ban continue.   Please consider signing the petition and show your support for the Australian Beef... read more
  • BEYOND THE GATE - MLA STUDY TOUR

    2011-06-23

    MLA are conducting a day tour for WA producers visting processors, wholesalers, retailers & Burswood kitchens.  There will also be a beef & lamb MasterClass.
  • PGA Special Rate to Attend the IPA Presentation by Vaclav Klaus on 22 July in Perth

    2011-06-22

    The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) have coordinated a special lunchtime event with the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus.  Vaclav Klaus is the worlds leading critic of global warming ideology.  He published Blue Planet in Green Shackles in 2007.  He will be speaking on: Threats to freedom... read more
  • MAKING MORE FROM SHEEP FORUMS

    2011-06-22

    Making More From Sheep - It's Ewe Time! - Forums are being held in July, 2011.   5 July - Katanning 6 July - Northam 7 July - Dandaragan
  • PGA CALLS ON BAKER TO FRONT FAMILIES

    2011-06-22

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has condemned the actions of WA Labor backbencher Lisa Baker in putting forward a motion at this weekend's state Labor conference for a permanent ban on live animal exports.   “Ms Baker has no business putting forward a motion that will destroy the livelihood of thousands of WA families who reside in the past... read more
  • It's Time for Labor to Meet WA Livestock Families

    2011-06-21

    The President of the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has called on Federal and State Labor MP’s to meet with the WA livestock industry in Geraldton this Friday prior to the weekend’s WA State Labor Conference in Perth.   “It is time that the Gillard Government meets face to face with the true casualties of its de... read more
  • WA Cattle Industry Held Hostage by Eastern Independents

    2011-06-21

    The President of the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has called on Federal Independent MP’s to stop playing politics and call for the immediate resumption of live cattle exports to Indonesia.   “The Western Australian cattle industry is being held hostage by key Independent MP’s in Canberra who are more concerned... read more
  • Live Export Industry Forum to be Held This Friday 24 June in Geraldton

    2011-06-20

    The PGA has been actively involved in negotiations to restart the live export of cattle to Indonesia. Following the success of last week’s Kimberley Industry Forum in Broome, the PGA is coordinating a similar event in Geraldton on Friday 24 June to keep the pressure on the Federal Government to overturn the ban on Live Exports t... read more
  • Live Export Update - Support Our Industry & Attend the Protest at Parliament House THIS Saturday 18 June

    2011-06-17

    As you are all aware the PGA has been actively involved in negotiations to restart the live export of cattle to Indonesia. Initiated by the Kimberley Division of the Pastoralists & Graziers Association, a meeting was held yesterday in Broome.  This industry wide forum included shared par... read more
  • PGA Questions Sheepmeat Council’s Stance On Live Trade

    2011-06-16

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA has questioned the Sheepmeat Council of Australia’s consideration to potentially close down the live sheep trade to the Middle East over fears that the live sheep export trade will be the next target for animal welfare activists.   “This suggestion by Sheepmeat Council C... read more
  • WA Cattle Industry Forum at Roebuck Plains Thurs 16 June

    2011-06-13

    WA Cattle Industry Forum on the Livestock Shipping Ban to Indonesia   On Thursday, 16 June 2011, the Kimberley Division of the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of Western Australia (PGA) will be holding an All of Industry Forum on the effect of the Federal Government’s decision to ban cattle exports to Indonesia.   ... read more
  • PGA Private Property Rights & Resources Newsfax

    2011-06-10

    Read the latest Newsfax from the PGA's Private Property Rights & Resources Committee.  Topics include: WA Planning Commission - Wheatbelt Land Use Planning Strategy and more Development Assessment Panels Land Clearing Environmental Award Nominations  
  • Government Ignores WA Cattlemen - PGA

    2011-06-08

    The  Pastoralists  and  Graziers’ Association of WA is shocked  at the Federal  Government’s decision to suspend all live cattle exports to  Indonesia, and believes  that a long term ban will  not only cripple the Western Australian cattle industry but destroy the livelihood of cattle producers, families and communit... read more
  • PGA Steps Up For Live Exports

    2011-06-08

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA (PGA) will be presenting a petition to Prime Minister Julia Gillard in support of the live export industry, and the valuable contribution the industry makes to families and communities in regional Western Australia.   “The Live Export industry contributes over $250 million to the Western Australian economy... read more
  • PGA Welcomes Announcement on James Point

    2011-06-07

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA (PGA) has welcomed the announcement by James Point Pty Ltd ( JPPL) of  its intention to commence construction of its Bulk and General Facility on 2nd January 2013. “We are delighted that Western Australia will finally have a modern new competitive port to handle our bulk commodity, livestock, and co... read more
  • WA Families To Pay Price for Live Export Ban

    2011-06-03

    The President of the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has condemned GetUp director Simon Sheikh’s comments over the irrelevance of the live export industry to Australia.   “When asked during an interview with the rural press if he was concerned about the 13,000 Australians who would lose their jobs if the live trade was halted, ... read more
  • Wild Dog Attacks - Truth vs Fiction

    2011-06-02

    Read the PGA President's latest column on Wild Dog Attacks - Truth vs Fiction
  • PGA RESPONDS TO ABC FOUR CORNERS PROGRAM ON LIVE EXPORT

    2011-05-31

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA (PGA) is shocked and horrified by the recent footage of animal cruelty shown on ABC Four Corners last night.   As an organization of WA cattle producers primarily involved in the live export of cattle to countries like Indonesia, we will never defend any cruelty or mistreatment to livest... read more
  • PGA COMMENDS LIVE EXPORT STANCE ON ANIMAL CRUELTY IN INDONESIA

    2011-05-27

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA (PGA) has commended the action taken by the Australian livestock export industry to suspend supply of cattle to three Indonesian abattoirs after becoming aware that their animal welfare practices did not meet the high standards demanded by Australian producers.   “We welcome t... read more
  • WESTERN SHEEP & BEEF PRODUCERS NEWSFAX - 24 May, 2011

    2011-05-24

    Katanning Regional Saleyards......Live Export......AWI......Sheep Industry Leadership Council Initiative......Meetings
  • RESPONSE TO THE RANGELANDS TENURE OPTIONS

    2011-05-19

    Read the discussion paper to Department of Regional Development & Lands about PGA's response to the rangelands tenure options.
  • LIVESTOCK FORGOTTEN IN ANIMAL WELFARE FUNDING - PGA

    2011-05-16

    While welcoming the decision of the State Government to increase funding of the RSPCA to $500,000 for the protection and promotion of animal welfare, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association is calling for a similar doubling in government expenditure to assist pastoralists and farmers in protecting livestock from vicious and unrelenting attacks b... read more
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK - 5 May, 2011

    2011-05-10

    Read the latest edition of the PGA President's column in the Farm Weekly (5/5/11 edition) - The Advantage of Competition
  • FESA RELEASE - 28 April, 2011

    2011-05-04

    FESA's Kimberley Pastoral Station & Highway Roadside Aerial Controlled Burning Projects Begin
  • WAPC DRAFT POLICY DOCUMENT : LAND USE PLANNING IN RURAL AREAS

    2011-04-28

    The WA Planning Commission (WAPC) is conducting a review into rural use planning in Western Australia.   The WAPC has released two draft policy documents for public comment.  The one attached is : Land Use Planning in rural areas (State Planning Policy 2.5)   Both draft papers can also be viewed on the WAPC website: htt... read more
  • WAPC DRAFT POLICY DOCUMENT : DEVELOPMENT CONTROL

    2011-04-28

    The WA Planning Commission (WAPC) is conducting a review into rural use planning in Western Australia.   The WAPC has released two draft policy documents for public comment.  The one attached is :  Development Control (Policy 3.4 - subdivision of rural land)   Both draft papers can also be viewed on the WAPC website: http://www.p... read more
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK - 14 April, 2011

    2011-04-14

    Read the latest edition of Rob Gillam's column, titled; The Cost Of Getting Along, in the Farm Weekly (14/4/11)
  • SYD LIVESEY STORY

    2011-03-31

    The attached link is an interview telling Syd Livesey's story. Syd Livesey is a farmer just north of Albany, Western Australia, who has personally paid for Australia's commitment to the Kyoto Protocol. His story is only one of many, but it summarises the frustration and idiocy that good, honest, productive people have faced in dealing with bureaucrats in charge of implementing 'dark gr... read more
  • WAFF POLICY CHANGES LIKE THE CLIMATE

    2011-03-24

    The WA Farmers Federation continues to show its inability to understand the draconian effect that the introduction of a price on carbon will have on agriculture, following yesterday’s back flip over the organisation’s Carbon Tax Policy, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association said today.   “WAFF have changed their position on Climate C... read more
  • BADER III DISPUTE NO REFLECTION ON LIVE EXPORT SAYS PGA

    2011-03-09

    The President of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association, Rob Gillam, has criticized comments made in the media by the WA Farmers Federation on the dispute over employment conditions by the crew of the live sheep carrier MV Bader III that is currently docked in Fremantle Harbour.   On 25 February in an interview with the ABC, WA Farmers pres... read more
  • PGA CELEBRATES WA WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE

    2011-03-08

    The President of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association has praised the valuable contribution made by its female members to Western Australia’s agriculture industry, on today’s International Women’s Day Centenary celebrations.   “Women are an important, diverse and unfortunately often overlooked part of agriculture in Western Au... read more
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK - 3 March, 2011

    2011-03-03

    The latest column by the PGA President in the Farm Weekly - Time To Speak Up
  • PGA WELCOMES GRYLL’S COMMITMENT TO PASTORAL INDUSTRY

    2011-03-03

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association has welcomed the commitment of Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls to support the pastoral industry through the introduction of security of tenure under a new range of leases which will give pastoralists greatly increased security of tenure.   Mr Gillam said, “Pastoralists... read more
  • PASTORAL NEWSFAX - 3 March 2011

    2011-03-03

    Land Tenure......Mining & Pastoralism......Rent Relief......Self-Monitoring......Meetings
  • LETTER TO ACCC - CBH GRAIN EXPRESS

    2011-03-03

    Attached is a letter sent by Rick Wilson & Rob Gillam to the ACCC regarding the CBH Grain Express.
  • PGA WELCOMES ARG PLEDGE FOR COMPETITION IN GRAIN RAIL FREIGHT

    2011-03-02

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association has welcomed the recent pledge by Australian Railway Group (ARG) to introduce competition into the WA Grain Freight Network if the ACCC upholds its recent ruling against Grain Express.   PGA Western Graingrowers Committee Chairman Rick Wilson said that the PGA is fully supportive of ARG’s p... read more
  • CARBON TAX NOTHING MORE THAN AGRONOMIC VANDALISM SAYS PGA

    2011-02-28

    The President of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has labelled the Federal Government's carbon tax plan as "agronomic vandalism".   While big energy players have welcomed the move to carbon pricing, Mr Gillam said a new tax would "put additional pressure on the sustainability of farm business and will drive up the price of fo... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX - 28 February 2011

    2011-02-28

    Free Workshop......Remedial Plantings......Water Resources Management Act......Water Resources Management Options......Environmental Community Grants 2011......Good Neighbour Policy Review......Biodiversity Conservation
  • ORGANIC STANDARDS REVEALED

    2011-02-21

    In a letter last week commenting on the Stephen Marsh organic conundrum, it was stated that organic producers affected by Queensland flooding will have their certification revoked for any products that are found to be contaminated.   Indeed, NASAA’s standards, (Section 3.2) back this up, but also say: “Even where evidence of GMOs is not detected in finished o... read more
  • GRYLLS TO OPEN PGA CONVENTION

    2011-02-21

    Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, Minister for Regional Development and Lands will officially open the Pastoralists and Grazier’s Association Annual Convention on Friday 25 February.   “The PGA is extremely pleased that Minister Grylls will be opening this years convention,” PGA President Rob Gillam said.   “While Minister Grylls was originally to ... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX #1 - 15 February, 2011

    2011-02-15

    Organic Conundrum......GM Producers Defence Fund......CBH Structure......ACCC Grain Express Draft Decision
  • AWI PULLING WOOL OVER GROWERS

    2011-02-11

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is critical of Australian Wool Innovation’s allocation of 70% of growers’ levies towards marketing rather than research.  Wool chairman Digby Stretch said that AWI chairman Wal Merriman’s claims that a 70-30 split of funds in favour of marketing is getting better returns for Australian wool growers is ques... read more
  • FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK - 10 February 2011

    2011-02-10

    The second column, printed in the Farm Weekly, from the PGA President - NFF's Cure Worse Than the Disease
  • PGA WELCOMES REINSTATEMENT OF EC PERMITS

    2011-02-08

    The Pastoralists and Grazier’s Association has welcomed today’s announcement by Transport Minister Troy Buswell of the reinstatement of Exceptional Circumstances permits to assist pastoralists with the transport of cattle for agistment from drought and flood affected areas in the North West.   Exceptional circumstances permits are issued by Main ... read more
  • ORGANIC CONUNDRUM

    2011-02-02

    Regardless of one’s views on particular methods of production, the mischievous, misleading claims made recently by Richard Huston and his client Steve Marsh can only be seen as an act of collective desperation.   Huston’s client is threatening to sue his neighbour over the presence of swathed GM canola which purportedly blew a considerable distance onto his organic far... read more
  • E-NEWS 2 February, 2011

    2011-02-02

    PGA Convention Friday 25 February 2011 At Kings Park Function Centre James Point On The Agenda......The Future of the Grains Industry - International, National & WA......PGA Fundraiser Cocktail Party - Friday Evening Of The PGA Convention......PGA Facebook......PGA Member Rate For NLIS Cattle Tags From Datamars A Success......More Members Discounts - New Econovite Offer For PGA Members
  • MICHAEL PASCOE SPEAKING AT 2011 CONVENTION

    2011-01-18

    The PGA Convention is shaping up to be a very exciting event once again with leading figures speaking at the event. We have been fortunate to secure Michael Pascoe, well known Australian financial journalist & commentator as our Keynote Speaker in place of Andrew Forrest who unfortunately has an overseas business commitment which precludes him from being ava... read more
  • “LIVE AND LET LIVE” OR “FORCED TO CONFORM”

    2011-01-14

    Secure private property rights are the cornerstone of a free and prosperous society.   The Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA is firmly committed to defending the rights of property owners to do with their property whatever they wish to do – to produce the biggest canola crop possible, to use it for high-value... read more
  • AWEX - NATIONAL WOOL DECLARATION INTEGRITY PROGRAM

    2011-01-13

    The brochure details specifics of the on-farm inspection program including :  What inspectors do, consequences & outcomes.  If you would like a hard copy, please contact the PGA office.
  • ORGANIC PRODUCERS MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS?

    2011-01-10

    Since the introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) technology last century, over a billion hectares of GM crop have been harvested and marketed.  All of the produce from those hectares has entered the market without a single verified adverse impact on human health or the environment.  More than a trillion meals with GM content have been consumed witho... read more
  • RAIN PROVIDE WELCOME RELIEF FOR SOME PASTORALISTS

    2010-12-23

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) President Mr Rob Gillam said today that pastoralists in the North-West Cape, Gascoyne, Murchison, Yalgoo, Cue and Mt Magnet areas have all reported between 50 to 110mm of rain fall as a result of the monsoonal low pressure weather system that caused devastating floods along the Gascoyne River.   ... read more
  • SUBMISSION TO ECONOMIC REGULATION AUTHORITY

    2010-12-21

    Submission to the Economic Regulation Authority on the Second Draft Report - Inquiry Into Water Resource Management & Planning Charges
  • PGA GRATEFUL FOR STATE GOVERNMENT’S PROMPT RESPONSE TO DEVASTATED FLOOD AREAS

    2010-12-20

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) President Mr Rob Gillam welcomed the swift and sympathetic approach by the State Government to declare a State Natural Disaster in the Carnarvon and Gascoyne areas.   Members of the PGA who were in the front line of the floods have reported that everything of ... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES DECISION TO UPGRADE REGIONAL SALEYARDS

    2010-12-15

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) Livestock Committee chairman Mr Digby Stretch welcomed this morning’s announcement of the Government’s decision to upgrade regional saleyards.   He said, “it was a timely announcement that would have positive spill over benefits to local businesses as well as local producers.... read more
  • PGA RELUCTANT TO PRAISE DEC ON LORNA GLEN STATION

    2010-12-14

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association (PGA) Pastoral Committee chair and Vice President Ruth Webb-Smith is reluctant to give unequivocal support to the recent announcement by DEC on the work undertaken at Lorna Glen Station.   Mrs Webb-Smith said, “this is an opportunistic media headline from DEC in response to the damning Parliamen... read more
  • ACCC GRAIN EXPRESS RULING WELCOMED

    2010-12-09

    The PGA welcomes the draft notice issued today by ACCC proposing to revoke the immunity from competition provided by CBH's “Grain Express” exclusive dealing notification.   Western Graingrowers Chairman, Rick Wilson, endorses the ACCC’s view that “… the notified conduct allows CBH to leverage its market power in supplying receival, ... read more
  • PASTORAL NEWSFAX - 3 December, 2010

    2010-12-03

    Great Western Woodlands......Land Tenure......Mining & Pastoralism......Rent Relief......Rangeland Condition Monitoring, aka, Self-Monitoring......Meetings
  • FARM WEEKLY COLUMN - 2 December, 2010

    2010-12-01

    First edition of the PGA President's column in the Farm Weekly - When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance?
  • FARM WEEKLY DETAILED PACKAGE - 2 December, 2010

    2010-12-01

    Could Self Insurance Be The Answer?
  • WESTERN BEEF & SHEEP PRODUCERS NEWSFAX - 30 November, 2010

    2010-11-30

    WA Livestock Exporters Association AGM......AWI......NLIS......Meetings
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX #5

    2010-11-25

    Peter Spencer - Tour Of Hope......Water Services Bill......ERA Water Resource Management Charges & Planning
  • FARMERS FARMING CARBON OR GOVERNMENT FARMING VOTES?

    2010-11-24

    A new form of destructive intervention in agriculture is being devised by the Federal Government.   Something had to be done with the illegitimate offspring of the abandoned Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme — carbon trading.  The Government has decided that agriculture should be the foster parent for the time being.   The glue... read more
  • CARBON SENSE - NOVEMBER 10 NEWSLETTER

    2010-11-17

    Who wants a carbon tax?
  • PGA APPLAUDS GOVERNMENT’S INVESTMENT PACKAGE IN WA'S GRAIN FREIGHT NETWORK

    2010-11-16

    The Pastoralists’ and Graziers’ Association of WA applauds the State Government’s announcement of the investment package to bolster Western Australia’s grain freight network.   PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman, Rick Wilson, praised the practical outcome and the inherent recognition that 50%... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX #3

    2010-11-12

    Multi-Peril Crop Insurance......Strategic Grain Freight Network......Productivity Commission Draft Report on RRDC's......Grain Producers Australia (GPA)......Farm Management Deposits
  • DRY SEASONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    2010-11-12

    Chairman of Dry Seasons Advisory Committee, Dexter Davies along with PGA President, Rob Gillam and WAFarmers President, Mike Norton believe that there are still producers in the drought affected areas who are not accessing the provisions for assistance of the Drought Pilot Scheme and the recently announced additional assistance package by the Premier.   We are concern... read more
  • DROUGHT MEASURES WILL HELP RURAL COMMUNITIES

    2010-11-10

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association President Rob Gillam has welcomed the support offered to rural communities today by the Premier Colin Barnett and the Minister for Agriculture Terry Redman.   “The Government package is driven by the extreme, ongoing conditions in much of Western Australia and will assist local communities in dealing... read more
  • PGA RESPONDS TO PPC INQUIRY INTO WHEAT MARKETING ARRANGEMENTS

    2010-11-01

    The final report released last week by the Productivity Commission on their inquiry into Wheat Export Marketing Arrangements was thorough and demonstrated a balance between necessary short-term transitional measures and long-term market considerations.    PGA Western Graingrowers chairman, Rick Wilson, specifically highlighted the ... read more
  • LETTER FROM MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE

    2010-11-01

    A letter from the Minister outlining what steps are being taken to assist producers with the current seasonal issues.
  • E-NEWS! 29 October, 2010

    2010-10-29

    Student Travel Assistance 2010......PGA on Facebook......The Changing Laws Affecting Freehold Title In Australia
  • E-NEWS! 14 October, 2010

    2010-10-14

    Fuel Tax Reduction......Rural Financial Counselling Serivce......Dealing With The Dry Season......Federal/State Joint Drought Pilot......Member Offer - NLIS/Transaction Tags For Cattle
  • E-NEWS! SUPPORT DIRECTORY

    2010-10-14

    Health, Financial & Information Support Directory - 14/9/10
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX #4

    2010-10-07

    Clearing Native Vegetation......Maxwell Szulc......WA Planning Commission......Tour Of Hope
  • LIVESTOCK NEWSFAX #72

    2010-09-30

    MLA Levies Notice......WA Livestock Exporters Association AGM......Perth Royal Show - Live Exports Display......NLIS......HGPs
  • NEW PASTORAL & LIVESTOCK EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR PGA

    2010-09-23

    The Pastoralists & Graziers Association of WA (PGA) has recently appointed Ian Randles as their new Pastoral & Livestock Executive Officer.   Ian has a long history with the wool and livestock industry, having previously worked for AWTA Ltd.  Ian’s family was also well established in the livestock industry with his father havin... read more
  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

    2010-09-13

    Monsanto Deal Good For Farmers By Rick Wilson
  • WESTERN AUSTRALIA DROUGHT PILOT TOUR

    2010-07-19

    2010 Drought Pilot Tour
  • BARNETT URGED TO OPPOSE KIMBERLEY LISTING

    2010-07-02

    The WA Premier, Colin Barnett has been urged by industry stakeholders in the Kimberley, to lead a State protest against the Heritage listing of the region by Environment Minister Peter Garrett.   Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association President, Rob Gillam said his organisation was one of several key industry stakeholders sharing major concerns about ... read more
  • TRANSPORTING LIVESTOCK : WHEN ARE ANIMALS FIT TO LOAD

    2010-06-14

    Department Of Agriculture :  Farmnote
  • NEW KING SOUND PORT FOR KIMBERLEY CATTLE

    2010-06-04

    Kimberley pastoralists want the State Government to develop a new live cattle export port facility at Point Torment north of Derby in tandem with proposed new oil and gas shipping infrastructures.   Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association President, Rob Gillam said northern cattlemen welcomed Premier Colin Barnett’s announcement that the State G... read more
  • PASTORAL NEWSFAX #55

    2010-06-03

    Drought Policy Review..........Cattle Council Future Leaders Award..........Livestock Compliance Unit..........Fencing On Pastoral Leases On Main Roads..........Meetings
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX #2

    2010-05-28

    Productivity Commission Inquiry - Wheat Export Marketing Arrangements......Productivity Commission Inquiry Into RRDCs......Wheatbelt Regional Planning Strategy......Infrastructure Issues......James Point Port Development
  • O’BRIEN CALLED ON TO RELEASE PORT REPORT

    2010-05-27

    Transport Minister Simon O’Brien has been called upon to release a controversial report on WA’s near-city port facilities.   The Pastoralists and Graziers Association Executive heard at its Perth meeting today that Government support for the new private port at James Point had stalled, pending government consideration of the report on the... read more
  • INACTION ON JAMES POINT ANGERS PRODUCERS

    2010-05-17

    The latest City of Fremantle call on live sheep exports highlights State Government inaction on a promised new private port at James Point near Fremantle, Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association President, Rob Gillam said today.   “Everyone but the Fremantle Port Authority agrees that livestock shipping infrastructures must be moved out of Fremant... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & NATURAL RESOURCES NEWSFAX #2

    2010-05-14

    Inquiry Into Native Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse gas abatement & Climate Change Measures......Vegetation Conservation Issues
  • PGA RESPONSE TO SW REGIONAL WATER PLAN

    2010-05-12

    The State Government will need to balance the scaremongering of its water bureaucracy with the needs of the environment, its population and its food producers if the South West Regional Water Plan is ever to work.   Mr Dave Wren of Alexander Bridge, water spokesperson for the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association said already there had been a public &ls... read more
  • REVISIT LAND CLEARING - BANS URGES PGA

    2010-05-10

    The Barnett Government has been urged to pre-empt the latest Senate Inquiry into injustices created by laws banning land clearing, by rectifying WA’s own processes of blighting and resuming private property.   Private Property Rights Chairman for the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association Gary Peacock said the latest Senate Inquiry had echoed previ... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES RELIEF PLAN

    2010-05-05

    The real test for the new $23 million Federal/WA drought ‘trial package’ announced today, will be  its ability to break the cycle of dependence on relief packages across Australia, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association.   PGA Vice President, Tony Seabrook said the increased ‘exit fee’ from $150,000 to $175,000, combined w... read more
  • PASTORAL RENTS/TENURE UNDER ALP REVIEW

    2010-04-30

    ALP Member for Mining and Pastoral and former fisheries Minister Jon Ford has supported improved tenure and a more equitable system of setting rents for the pastoral Industry.   He told a Kimberley Division meeting of the PGA today that his Party was looking at better ways of setting pastoral rents.   Shadow Lands Minister, Sally Talbot, was also revi... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX #1

    2010-04-29

    Productivity Commission Inquiry - Wheat Export Marketing Arrangements......Productivity Commission Inquiry into RRDC's......Fertiliser Contract Reneging......National Representative Body
  • ETS COLLAPSE UNDERMINES AUSTRALIA’S CLEARING BANS

    2010-04-28

    Farmers in WA have awarded Prime Minister Kevin Rudd a full 10/10 for his spectacular backflip on Australia’s  ETS  ‘Solution’ and have called for a full review  of Australia’s bans on land clearing.   Climate Change spokesman for the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association, Leon Bradley, said even... read more
  • PASTORALISTS NOW AT RISK CLAIMS PGA

    2010-04-09

    The new mustering season in rangeland WA will pose new risks to pastoralists because the State Government is now forcing them to work without the protection of handguns.   Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association President Rob Gillam said the new season would determine if the WA ban on handguns for working livestock would result in a greater volume of injurie... read more
  • PGA CALL FOR ACTION ON NEW PORT

    2010-04-09

    State Government inaction on the new bulk shipping terminal at James Point is now threatening WA’s livestock export trade, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association.   PGA President Rob Gillam said concerns were expressed by his Executive Committee yesterday that the James Point project appeared to have stalled.   “For some time... read more
  • CONTROLLED BURNING GETS STRONG PASTORAL SUPPORT

    2010-04-06

    Kimberley pastoralists have strongly supported prescribed burning programs as a vital fire control measure in their region.   Chairman of the  Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association Kimberley Committee, Jim Motter said  tourist and other Kimberley interests had the choice of  prescribed burns on pastoral and crown lands to reduce ... read more
  • HERITAGE STUDY HAS NO SPECIFICS - PGA

    2010-03-30

    Kimberley pastoralists want much more information on the proposed national heritage listing of the region before commenting on its impact.   PGA Kimberley Chairman Jim Motter said study information available on the Heritage Council’s website was confined to a ‘meaningless broadbrush’ of the region deliberately avoiding any mention of direct ac... read more
  • PGA SUPPORTS THE LIVE EXPORT INDUSTRY

    2010-03-24

    PGA would like to express our unqualified support for Wellard Rural Exports in the wake of problems with their most recent shipment of cattle to Egypt.  Vitally, live export underpins cattle and sheep prices in Western Australia.  Wellard is an agricultural industry leader with passion, commitment and courage to innovate.  They have been actively involv... read more
  • ANTI-GM MOTION ANGERS WA GRAINGROWERS

    2010-03-10

    WA politicians could force graingrowers in the State to defy their decision if they support a motion to disallow the release of GM technology in WA.   PGA Western Graingrowers Chairman Rick Wilson said a disallowance motion on GM moved by Opposition Agriculture spokesman Mick Murray was designed to keep WA’s grains industry in the ‘dark ages.’... read more
  • WIDE 'MIX' FOR PGA CONFERENCE

    2010-02-17

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has continued its tradition of leading WA debate on rural issues with a wide mix of key speakers for the Annual PGA Convention at Frasers, King’s Park on Friday, February 26.   PGA President Rob Gillam said the 2010 Convention would build on last year’s provocative presentation by climate change author Ia... read more
  • PROPERTY RIGHTS & NATURAL RESOURCES NEWSFAX 1

    2010-02-16

    Inquiry Into Native Vegetation Laws, Green House Gas Abatement & Climate Change Measures - Terms Of Reference
  • POSITION VACANT - POLICY OFFICER AT THE PGA

    2010-01-27

    Please see attached advert for a position vacant at the PGA.
  • FIGHT LOOMS OVER WHL BOUNDARY

    2010-01-12

    Coastal landholders at Ningaloo Reef have been betrayed by the State Government over a 2km boundary for the proposed World Heritage listing of Ningaloo Reef, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association.   PGA President Rob Gillam said various Ministers of the Barnett Government had backed down on promises to pastoral lessees on the Ningaloo coast tha... read more
  • CYCLONE LAURENCE UPDATE 22/12/09

    2009-12-22

    Rob Gillam, President, Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA   Pilbara pastoralists were still trying to make contact this morning with Wallal and Mandora stations which bore the brunt of cyclone Laurence’s force five passage over the coast.   Mr Gillam said there had been word of extensive damage to both Wallal station and caravan par... read more
  • PGA SELLS PASTORAL HOUSE

    2009-12-16

    Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association President Rob Gillam confirmed that his Executive had made a business decision to sell Pastoral House and had secured a five plus five year leaseback from the undisclosed buyer, of its Pastoral House headquarters at 277-279 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont.   “The original offer in early 2009 was unsolicited, but as it develo... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES BURKE'S R&D INQUIRY

    2009-12-07

    Agriculture Minister Tony Burke’s call for the Productivity Commission to review the effectiveness of Australian farm levy funding arrangements has been welcomed by Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA Grains Chairman Rick Wilson.   “We are pleased that the Minister has responded to the letter sent in September requesting a Productivity Commis... read more
  • NFF CHANGES POSITION WITH CLIMATE

    2009-12-02

    The National Farmers Federation has shown its inability to take a position on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme after throwing support behind the Coalition’s rejection of the ETS in the Senate according to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (Inc).   “The NFF has changed its position on the CPRS so many times that it could be the only ev... read more
  • CLIMATE CHANGE LEAKS DEMAND NEW REVIEW

    2009-11-25

    The Australian Parliament is obliged  to  demand  an overdue ‘due diligence’ on global warming  science before any further moves to subject Australia to an Emissions Trading scheme are made, Pastoralists & Graziers Association Climate Change spokesman Leon Bradley declared today.   Mr Bradley said the disclosure of hacke... read more
  • RSPCA HIDES THE TRUTH BEHIND HEADLINES

    2009-11-24

    Sheep and cattle producers in WA have called on the RSPCA to stop wasting money attacking the commercial livestock industry and to concentrate on caring for the domestic pet industry.   “The RSPCA’s latest campaign against our livestock export industry is confirmation that they should stick to what they know best - cats, dogs and budgerigars,&r... read more
  • PGA HARBOURS CONCERNS OVER BEEF STOCKTAKE

    2009-11-24

    The fear of producer levies and the potential for industry cross-subsidisation with few tangible promises for improvement are key factors likely to cost PGA support for the recently released Stocktake recommendations for the WA beef industry.     PGA President Rob Gillam urged the Committee to release its full report for industry-wide discussion.... read more
  • PASTORAL COMMITTEE UPDATES - 20/11/09

    2009-11-20

    Land Tenure......Pastoral Rents......New Pastoral Lands Board Announced......Southern Rangelands Review......Handguns......Beef Stocktake......AQIS Federal Subsidy Review......National Heritage Assessment Of The Kimberley......NLIS......Main Roads Fencing & Fence Maintenance Agreements......Codes Of Practice & Codes Of Conduct......MLA Beef Levy Review....... read more
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX 2

    2009-11-19

    Native Vegetation Clearing Regulations......State Funding For Natural Resource Management......Water Issues......Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority
  • NFF 'CARPET-BAGGING' OVER CPRS - WA FARM LOBBY

    2009-11-18

    A WA Farm lobby group has attacked the National Farmers’ Federation for its on-going ‘indulgence’ with CPRS.   Mr Leon Bradley, Climate Change spokesman for the Pastoralists and Graziers Association said the NFF was collaborating with the Rudd Government to make farmers pay for  their emissions, despite a recent agreement... read more
  • ANTI-GM RALLY A FAIRY TALE - PGA

    2009-11-18

    Today’s small anti-GM rally in Perth confirmed declining public interest in the issue, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association.   The PGA’s Grains Policy Director, Sheldon Mumby said today’s rally’s ‘fairy tale’ theme was appropriate.   “Fairy tales originated in the Dark Ages as a way of denying... read more
  • CPRS EXEMPTIONS SHOULD BE UNIVERSAL - PGA

    2009-11-16

    The carbon emissions exemption for agriculture won by the federal opposition should be extended to all other key Australian industries, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association.   PGA Climate Change spokesman, Leon Bradley said the exemption would save agriculture from a costly, regulatory nightmare.   “It is a win win ... read more
  • DEVASTATING FIRE IGNITES INDUSTRY SUPPORT

    2009-11-16

      Today’s fire at Western Meat Packers facility in O’Connor will have costly consequences not only for the company, but also for the State’s meat processing industry.   “Western Meat Packers processes around 400 beef and 1,000 sheep a day at Margaret River and value adds their carcases at the O’Connor boning room,&rdquo... read more
  • WE'RE PASTORALISTS NOT POLICE - PGA

    2009-11-13

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has raised concerns over responsibility for investigations of animal welfare in the pastoral regions of WA after a recent comment from the RSPCA that it does not have the resources required to carry out lengthy investigations on million acre cattle stations.   “The RSPCA recently told the ABC that they had r... read more
  • BEEF LEVY POSITION - PGA

    2009-11-04

    The Pastoralists & Graziers Association of Western Australia (PGA) is pleased to announce that as a result of pressure brought to bear on the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) that CCA will be considering a submission from the PGA to consider altering the mode of levy at the CCA AGM in Darwin on November 19.    PGA is pushing for either an ad valorem or mult... read more
  • LEAVE CPRS TO RUDD SAYS PGA

    2009-10-21

    The degree of farmer confusion over Carbon Pollution Reduction has been confirmed in separate statements this week by the National Farmers Federation, the WA Farmers Federation and the National Party, according to Pastoralists and Graziers Association Climate Change spokesman Leon Bradley.   “For once PGA is agreeing with the Nationals, that the NFF should not ... read more
  • RURAL TESTS LOOM FOR 'NEW' EPA

    2009-10-20

    The handling of conservation issues affecting private landowners would remain a major test for the State Government’s proposed new EPA and Department of Environment and Conservation agencies, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association said today.   PGA Private Property Rights Policy Director Milan Zaklan welcomed Minister Donna Faragher’s promise... read more
  • BEEF REPORT CRITICS SHOULD PUT UP - PGA

    2009-10-15

    Individual attacks on WA’s new Beef Stocktake Report will not diminish the need for a united industry push to restructure beef processing and marketing in WA, PGA Meat Committee Chairman, Tim D’Arcy said today.   “This report identifies key beef industry issues – specifically the need to achieve greater processing competition in th... read more
  • FORMER CBH CHAIRMEN TO ADDRESS GROWERS

    2009-10-12

    CBH past Chairmen Alan Watson, Robert Sewell and Tony Critch have accepted an invitation from the Wongan Hills District Committee of the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association to speak on commercialisation of the grower cooperative at Wongan Hills on Monday 19 October.   Meeting convenor Gary McGill said the PGA had first discussed demutualisation of... read more
  • LIVESTOCK NEWSFAX 70

    2009-09-29

    Woolpoll......MLA Beef Levy Review......Bits & Pieces
  • PASTORAL COMMITTEE UPDATES

    2009-09-22

    Land Tenure......Pastoral Rents......Wild Dog Control......Handguns......Southern Rangelands Review......AQIS Federal Subsidy Review......Beef Stocktake Program......National Heritage Assessment of the Kimberley......NLIS Working Group......Main Roads Fencing & Fence Maintenance Agreements......Regional Ports......Codes of Practice & Codes of Conduct......MLA Beef Levy R... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWER NEWSFAX 120

    2009-09-10

    CBH Shareholders Meetings......CBH Calls Extraordinary Meeting......ACCC Rejects CBH Access Undertaking......ABB Viterra Merger Complete
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS & RESOURCES NEWSFAX 1

    2009-09-04

    Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999......Native Vegetation Review......Economic Regulation Authority
  • NEW WELLARD GROUP - PGA PARTNERSHIP

    2009-09-03

      One of Australia’s fastest growing agribusinesses, the Wellard Group, has joined forces with the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association to address and promote key issues affecting WA’s livestock and farming industries.   PGA President Rob Gillam and Wellard Rural Exports Managing Director, Steve Meerwald have jointly announced a three ... read more
  • PGA WILL NOT REJOIN NFF

    2009-08-20

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has voted against rejoining the National Farmers Federation.   PGA President, Rob Gillam said his Executive voted in support of a Finance Committee recommendation not to rejoin the national body.   Mr Gillam said the vote reflected the serious concerns of Executive members that rejoining NFF would not represent value fo... read more
  • WA/SA GRAINGROWERS DISCUSS NEW ALLIANCE

    2009-08-19

    Australia’s biggest grain exporting States, Western Australia and South Australia today discussed the need for a new alliance to address common policy issues.   Representatives of the South Australian Farmers’ Federation, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association of WA and WA Grain Group met at the PGA in Perth to discuss their common co... read more
  • LIVESTOCK NEWSFAX 69

    2009-08-10

    Beef Stocktake Project......Footrot Control......Muchea Tour......Woolpoll......Meeting With AWI......MLA Marketing Levy
  • PGA WELCOMES NATIONAL CHANGE TO CPRS

    2009-08-07

    The PGA welcomes the change in attitude by the NFF who are now calling on the Federal Government to change its CPRS policy and exempt the farming industries from emissions trading penalties.   PGA spokesman on emissions trading, Leon Bradley said NFF had been “going along” with plans to include Australia’s farming industries in a federal ET... read more
  • ACCC REJECTS CBH PORT SYSTEM

    2009-08-06

    WA’s Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has welcomed the decision of the ACCC to disallow Cooperative Bulk Handling’s Port Terminal Services Undertaking.   PGA Grains Chairman Rick Wilson said this Week’s ACCC decision would force CBH to offer a more equitable and transparent system of handling WA grain at port.   “CBH will now n... read more
  • RSPCA PLANS ARE TERMINAL FOR SHEEP - PGA

    2009-08-05

    It is time the RSPCA and other animal rights groups recognised that any further reduction in the status of Australia’s sheep flock could prove terminal for the industry, PGA Meat and Livestock Chairman Tim D’Arcy said today.   “The RSPCA is once again attacking live animal exports, this time from the standpoint that sheep producers may ... read more
  • TURNBULL MUST DEFER ETS PUSH - WA GROWERS

    2009-07-30

    Federal Opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull has nothing to gain and everything to lose by persisting with his push to compromise on an Emissions Trading Scheme, according to WA’s Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association.   PGA Climate Change spokesman Leon Bradley said Australian public opinion on carbon trading was turning as cool as the climate i... read more
  • GIG PLAN WAS SERIOUSLY FLAWED - PGA

    2009-07-28

    GIG PLAN WAS SERIOUSLY FLAWED - PGA   Facts revealed in a federal report on WA’s grain freight rail network, fully vindicated the position taken by WA’s Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association, Grains Chairman Rick Wilson said today.   “PGA attracted public hostility for opposing the claims of vested rail interests in WA that the GIG... read more
  • PRICES, NOT POLICY WILL DICTATE WOOL PRODUCTION - PGA

    2009-07-28

    The PGA has expressed dismay with the way the Board of AWI have interpreted the science to suit their press release regarding the adoption of the new AWI flystrike prevention policy, released yesterday.   “It would appear that AWI still have a governance problem with self interest within the Board, especially with regards to the possible... read more
  • PGA REJECTS NFF POSITION

    2009-07-24

    It would normally be good news that the National Farmers Federation had finally abandoned their usual policy prescriptions of socialising losses and capitalising gains.  But in agreeing to the Government’s carbon pollution reduction scheme and thereby accepting the validity of the global warming hoax, the NFF has gone a step too far - resulting in all losses and no gain... read more
  • BEWARE ANOTHER GCA GERRYMANDER

    2009-07-20

    Australian grain growers and politicians have been warned to be wary of the ‘recycled’ Grains Council of Australia.   Rick Wilson, Grains Chairman for the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association said the same old players were lining up once more to impose their high-cost, outmoded philosophies on Australia’s grains industry.   “... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES CHOWN PLEDGE ON PPR

    2009-07-02

    The newly elected Chairman of the PGA’s Private Property Rights Committee, Gary Peacock has welcomed new Agricultural MLC Jim Chown’s maiden speech pledge on property rights with a warning of many major new issues to come.   “So far, Mr Chown is the only new member of Parliament to pick up on the Liberal Government’s pre-election promises on ... read more
  • PGA WELCOMES RAIL CONSENSUS

    2009-06-26

    PGA Grains Chairman Rick Wilson has welcomed WestNet Rail’s decision to keep narrow gauge rail lines open for the coming season and to join the new formal process of finding a better future solution to WA’s rail/road transport structure.   “We are pleased that the Minister has held to his promise that there will be no strategic rail closures and PGA is ... read more
  • FEDS MUST RELEASE RAIL REPORT

    2009-06-15

    Commonwealth Transport Minister Anthony Albanese must resolve WA’s narrow gauge rail debate by releasing his department’s recent inquiry into the matter, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association claimed today.   “We do not accept former WA Minister Alannah MacTiernan’s claims that the Commonwealth Government was ‘good’ for $1... read more
  • GLOBAL WARMING IN CANBERRA

    2009-06-11

    Climate change or not, things have warmed up for Senator Steve Fielding who is experiencing the wrath of the scientific establishment.   His call to look at the evidence before proceeding with economically destructive initiatives such as cap and tax is however welcomed by all those who believe that the science must be right before the policy can be.   If the Indepe... read more
  • NATIVE TITLE SETTLEMENT - NORTHWEST PILBARA PASTORALISTS

    2009-06-11

    On 11 June 2009, Justice North of the Federal Court of Australia made a consent determination over the Nyangumarta Part A native title claim area (being an area including but not limited to the areas of Wallal station and part of each of Anna Plains and Mandora stations). Before the consent determination can be made, the Court must be satisfied tha... read more
  • PGA CALLS FOR WESTNET TO OPEN BOOKS

    2009-06-09

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has told WALGA that any taxpayer funding for WestNet Rail must be conditional on an early performance audit.   PGA Grains Director Sheldon Mumby said WALGA President Bill Mitchell had appealed to PGA to support the latest WestNet Rail claim for $45million in State funds to upgrade a 350km section of narrow gauge ra... read more
  • RAIL THREAT QUESTIONED

    2009-06-05

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has questioned the motives of Westnet Rail over its latest threat to abandon 340kilometres of narrow gauge railway in WA.   “On Wednesday, Transport Minister Simon O’Brien held a meeting with over 20 industry stakeholders including grower groups, WestNet Rail, CBH, the Australian Grain Exporters Association and ... read more
  • PASTORAL PROTEST OVER BIG RENTAL INCREASES

    2009-06-02

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’  Association  has made an eleventh hour call on the Barnett Government to change WA’s pastoral rents system ahead of massive increases pending on July 1.   PGA President Rob Gillam said pastoralists were about to receive pastoral rental notices showing increases of a minimum of 100% in the Southern r... read more
  • WHEAT BIOTECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALISATION

    2009-05-15

    Statement of Canadian, American & Australian Wheat Organisations
  • US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA WHEAT GROUPS VOW SUPPORT FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY

    2009-05-15

    Dow Jones Newspaper Article
  • AUSTRALIAN GROWERS SUPPORT COLLABORATIVE GM WHEAT APPROACH

    2009-05-14

    A joint media release by Grains Council of Australia, Grain Growers Association & the Pastoralists & Graziers Association of WA
  • TWO STRIKES FOR GIG

    2009-05-14

    The State budget has confirmed that WA’s regional communities are missing out on vital funds for rail and road infrastructure because of a proposal to restore outmoded narrow gauge rail systems.    Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association Grain Chairman Rick Wilson said State Treasurer Troy Buswell had now joined the Federal Government in rejecting the Grain Infr... read more
  • TOMATO POLL CANNED

    2009-05-13

    The State Government has been urged by WA’s leading farm lobby group to close a loophole in the Agricultural Produce Commission Act that allows a minority of producers to impose compulsory levies on their fellow producers.   Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association spokesman Sheldon Mumby said a recent poll of WA tomato growers had seen less than half of the growers in ... read more
  • GIVE WA A NEW RAIL STRATEGY

    2009-05-13

    The exclusion of rail upgrades in WA from the federal budget has flagged the urgent need for a new standard gauge/road transport blueprint for WA’s agricultural regions, the Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association claimed today.   PGA Grains chairman Rick Wilson said it was no surprise that there was no federal funding for WA’s Grain Infrastructure Group... read more
  • AWB PUSH FOR MORE COMPETITION

    2009-05-12

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association and AWB agreed in Perth this week to promote greater competition within WA’s bulk grain handling sector.   AWB Managing Director Gordon Davis visited the PGA’s Belmont headquarters on Monday to discuss several key industry issues including the current ACCC access undertaking into Grain Express, closed loop marke... read more
  • FARMERS WELCOME ETS DELAY

    2009-05-04

    “The Rudd Government is coming to terms with the fact that any action on climate change will dwarf the cost of inaction and that action can be safely delayed until after the next election without Australians being toasted”, Pastoralists and Graziers Association climate spokesman Leon Bradley said today.   “Any delay in the implementation of an ETS is we... read more
  • PGA APPLAUDS FERTCARE

    2009-04-30

    The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has applauded a fertiliser industry initiative to back self regulation by farmers in the use of fertiliser.   PGA policy director Sheldon Mumby said the Fertcare training and accreditation programs launched by Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman at Harvey Agricultural College was a confirmation that Australian farmers were... read more
  • SUSPEND TOMATO POLL - PGA

    2009-04-28

    The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has called on Agriculture Minister Terry Redman to suspend a May 7 poll of WA tomato growers pending a formal inquiry into the poll.   Tomato growers between Carnarvon and Augusta have expressed concern that the poll to be conducted by the Agricultural Produce Commission, is a blatant move by the WA Vegetable Growers Associa... read more
  • NEW THINKING NEEDED ON GRAIN FREIGHT - PGA

    2009-04-23

    PGA Western Graingrowers has debunked claims that it is supporting the new Grain on Rail campaign with calls for a major rethink of WA’s grain freight problems.   WGG Chairman Rick Wilson said newspaper reports quoting Westnet Rail General Manager Paul Larsen claiming PGA support for the Grain on Rail campaign were untrue.   “At no stage... read more
  • NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CONDUCT A POLL OF WA TOMATO GROWERS

    2009-04-20

    Submission to the Agrivculture Produce Commission on Notice of Intention to Conduct a Poll of WA Tomato Growers on behalf of PGA Member, Dave Wren, Karridale, Vegetable & Tomato Fruit Grower
  • RAFFLE WINNERS!!!

    2009-04-02

    WINNERS OF THE 2009 PGA ANNUAL RAFFLE!     1st PRIZE New Toyota Landcruiser Prado – 3L Turbo Deisel 4WD (valued at more than $50,770) WON BY TICKET :  1497   2nd PRIZE Koro Australian Fine Jewellery – Matching bracelet & necklace of stunning South Sea Broome pearls on double neoprene strands (valued at $7,000) WON BY TICKET :  965 ... read more
  • NEW PRIVATE INVESTMENT INTEREST IN REGIONAL WA

    2009-04-01

    Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association president Rob Gillam has welcomed the prospect of  private, long term investment in regional infrastructure projects throughout Western Australia.   Palisade Investment Partners, headed by former Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile were in Perth this week for talks with the PGA to identify long term invest... read more
  • PASTORALISTS TO MEET IN PERTH

    2009-03-31

    The PGA’s Pastoral Committee will combine with the Agriculture Protection Board for a two-day Annual Conference at the Esplanade River Suites (formerly Pagoda) in Como on April 16 and 17.   Joint hosting of the Annual Conference in Perth is designed to contain costs and increase value for attendees.   APB delegates will meet on the Thursday ... read more
  • WESTERN GRAINGROWERS NEWSFAX

    2009-03-31

    Reducing Red Tape In The Grains Industry Through Deregulation......Review of Grain Freight Network In WA Kicks Off......Gary McGill Honoured

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