The ABC understands the Federal Government will introduce new penalties for company directors who knew about animal abuses on live animal export ships, but didn't take action

In the event the live export trade did close, head of the Australian Meat Industry Council says Australian abattoirs could cope, new markets would be found or expanded and farmers shouldn't worry about their returns because there is so much price transparency in the system these days

For 20 years scientists, with funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, have been collecting genetic material to find the wheat genes that would grow big, shady leaves and branched roots and out-compete the weeds

Australia's maritime industry is being advised to switch to readily avilable LNG otherwise it will struggle to meet strict new targets for reducing harmful emissions

The Maritime Industry Australia Ltd, the peak representative body for Australia's shipping industry, says the industry needs to look further afield and find alternative fuels that can considerably reduce both sulphur and greenhouse emissions

Bridging the city-urban divide with social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Many in northern Australia believe this is a vital tool to tell their stories on the land