agriculture

hair panic weed Wangaratta

On why it’s time to pause and re-visit the country, sustainably

News from the front desk: No 394 When the town of Wangaratta in Victoria experienced an inundation of mature seed heads of a native plant nicknamed “hairy panic” in 2016, the images of homes buried up the eaves in the stuff went viral around the globe.

Photo of two workers on a jobsite

WA’s economic growth relies on specialised diversification

Diversifying Western Australia’s mining dependent economy could yield benefits for the state, especially in areas such as lithium, defence, big data and tourism, a new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.

Food for thought

BATHURST BURR: Most of us in Australia have probably never woken up wondering, “Where can I find food to eat today?”.

Sustainable Australia Fund team

Sustainable Australia Fund launches next generation environmental upgrade loans

Loans for environmental upgrades have come a long way in the past 10 years. Owners can now enjoy one of three tailored products, including the Capital Fund, which becomes part of a developer’s capital stack, reduces cost and provides a greater return on equity.