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Landline is an Australian national rural issues television program broadcast on ABC1. Presented by Pip Courtney, the program discusses rural issues regarding farming, mining and fisheries from around Australia. help Keep The Australian Rural community thriving. People change things not governments there too slow and only want votes. #farm #farmfrenzy #farmhouse #farmforsale #farmfamily #farmandland #farmland

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PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The gold rush was one of the most important periods of Australia's history, especially for the bush. This is the remarkable story of a priceless photographic record of that gold rush rediscovered in a suburban shed.

Holtermann Collection

Rediscovered in a suburban backyard shed, the Holtermann Collection is a remarkable story of the rediscovery of a priceless photographic record of life during the gold rush in Australian in 1872.

Eco-Fish PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: In 2015, Australia's big two supermarket chains will only sell fresh fish that's been independently certified as sustainable, and they're also promising a third-party tick of approval for some frozen and canned fish.

Eco-Fish

In 2015 Australia's two big supermarket chains will only sell fresh fish that's been independently certified as sustainable.

PRUE ADAMS, PRESENTER: One of the biggest challenges facing Australian food producers is mastering new digital technology.

Smart Farming

One of the biggest challenges facing Australian food producers is mastering new digital technology. And one of the keys to success will be the take-up of smart digital technology, enabled by the National Broadband Network.

Australian farm crisis: what is happening to our farms? - Today Tonight - Australian farmers are left devastated by cheap imports and high tariffs, desperate for answers from politicians and supermarket giants. #Australia #farms #imports #tariffs #desperate #politicians #supermarket

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Australian farm crisis: what is happening to our farms? - Today Tonight - Australian farmers are left devastated by cheap imports and high tariffs, desperate for answers from politicians and supermarket giants. #Australia #farms #imports #tariffs #desperate #politicians #supermarket

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The Department of Climate Change and Renewable Energy estimates there's been a drop of almost 9 per cent in emissions from Australian power stations since the introduction of carbon pricing.

Hungry Beast

A pilot scheme in Queensland is trapping carbon dioxide from a power station using microscopic algae that can produce a range of useful by-products such as biodiesel and stock feed, offering the potential to generate jobs and new businesses in rural and regional areas.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The introduction of dollar milk just over two years ago has impacted on every sector of the dairy industry, from farmers to processors to supermarkets. #milk #dairy #milk #whatismilk #themilk #dairymilk #milkdairy

Milk Money

Dollar milk has impacted on every sector of the dairy industry but in Tasmania the negative publicity has seen the emergence of a growing group of shoppers opting to buy locally branded farmhouse milks.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Last year was the first in over 130 years Tasmania did not export any apples. #fruit #applestoapples #tasmania #picturesofapples

Huon Valley orchardist Howard Hansen

As Tasmania's apple picking season gets into full swing Pip Courtney talks to Huon Valley orchardist, Howard Hansen about the prospects for improvement in the apple game.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Last week we had a look at Northern Territory pastoralists banding together over fears about mining exploration on their properties.

Wild Rivers

The Queensland Government's move to wind back the Wild Rivers legislation has been largely welcomed on Cape York but some pastoralists living along the state's far western waterways are not so sure.

PIP COURTNEY, REPORTER: It's taken several years, but the family behind the biggest banana farm in Australia believes it's finally cyclone-proofed its $50 million-a-year operation.

Banana Dynasty

It has taken several years but the family behind the biggest banana farm in Australia believes it has finally cyclone proofed its $50 million a year operation.

High Fashion - PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Australian Wool Innovations says its million-dollar-a-year Woolmark Prize promotion will generate sales of around 700,000 garments this year.

High Fashion

Australian Wool Innovation says its Woolmark prize promotion will generate sales of around 700,000 garments this year and position wool as a key textile for a new generation of fashion designers.

Disease would devastate Australian citrus industry

Citrus grower mounts campaign to change labelling laws

A New South Wales citrus grower is calling for an urgent overhaul of Australia's country of origin food labelling laws.

The personal cost of outback drought - Yahoo!7 News Video

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The personal cost of outback drought - Yahoo!7 News Video

In the heart of the Goulburn Valley, thousands of tonnes of top quality Australian fruit are left to rot on the ground as farmers simply can't sell it.

In the heart of the Goulburn Valley, thousands of tonnes of top quality Australian fruit are left to rot on the ground as farmers simply can't sell it.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: In days past, when a woman entered a shearing shed, the blokes would call out, "Ducks on the pond." It was a cryptic warning to the other shearers that they should clean up their act and watch their language.

Ducks on the Pond

Last weekend an entire team of female shearers and wool handlers worked a shift at one of Victoria's oldest woolsheds and donated all of their wages to charity.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: In the Outback a small Queensland town is making its mark in the movie industry.

The Last Waltz

The small outback town of Winton is fast gaining a reputation as a film-making location with the Australian film Mystery Road most recently shot on location in the western Queensland town.

PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: Not since 1977 when Colleen McCullough's novel The Thorn Birds became a global bestseller has so much shelf space been devoted to Australian bush romance. #novels #books #farmers #

Bush Tales

The number of rural novels written by young women farmers has boomed, creating a brand new category that is the fastest growing segment in the Australian book industry.