Deregulation was economically rational but by any measure, dairy farmers have been the losers
In this week's The Gauge, South Australian beef producer Gillian Fennell says Australia needs a whole of society approach to climate change.
Questions about the role of climate change are being raised in the rural communities most affected by the fires.
There is a general recognition that subsidies, loans and handouts, while perhaps necessary to relieve acute distress, is no substitute for a drought strategy that will prepare agriculture for a self-reliant future.
We need our politicians to intervene and fix the market imbalance and lack of profit in our industry.
Opinion: Tom Marland says it's more important than even to look at practical and affordable solutions to how best manage the impacts of fire.