An international tax accounting company hopes to know by February if its legal challenge to the backpacker tax will see the controversial measure overturned.
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A Senate hearing is told the agency at the centre of Barnaby Joyce's controversial decentralisation scheme has convinced just eight of 170 staff to move from Canberra to Armidale.
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Many have welcomed the Federal Government's decision to relax including the National Farmers Federation, who say the changes are "a huge step forward".
Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.
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It's the strawberry punnet whodunit. An entire industry was brought to its knees in September when needles were discovered in fruit picked and packed for public consumption.
An extract of the fruit's peel can be used to break down oil sludge, according to new Australian research.
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The world's biggest farm chemical company, Bayer, is facing billions of dollars in lawsuits after a US jury found last month the weed killer Roundup caused a school groundsman's cancer, prompting fears among Australian farmers that the chemical will be banned or restricted.
Prosecco, originally from northern Italy, is fast becoming one of Australia's most popular wines — but does that qualify Australia to use the name?
China e-commerce giant Alibaba plans to open 1,000 of its new-age supermarkets in the next five years and it has Australian produce on its shopping list.
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Northern Australia: it's huge, has plenty of fertile soil, and abundant rainfall. For years, it's also been touted as the "food bowl of Asia". But is that realistic? We take a look at how much the industry could grow and what the roadblocks are.