A man has died after collapsing and falling from a high-rise market in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.The 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.A police spokesman said the man's death was "unexplained".He was pronounced deceased at the site about 6:00pm (AEST) on Sunday.The man was a regular at the Market Street Market.Police have not released the names of the man or of the market, which ...
Farmers will get a new crop protections scheme after being given the green light by the Department of Agriculture.
The scheme will be rolled out across the country over the next three months, with the biggest winners receiving the biggest share of the profits.
The Irish Farmers Association has been campaigning for the scheme since November.
It said that it is vital to ensure that the farmer is not forced to compete with other farmers for the right to market their crops and for a share of any profits.
“We are seeing a real change in the farming landscape and we are now seeing farmers with significant farms growing on the land with no competition from any other farmer, let alone one who has no incentive to grow on the farm,” said Jim O’Brien, head of the organisation.
“There is nothing that is more important than a farmer having the opportunity to be able to sell their product at market price, so the new crop security scheme gives them that opportunity.”
The scheme is due to be rolled-out in early 2018.
The Department of agriculture is in discussions with farmers across the State over the scheme and is keen to see the scheme implemented across the state by the end of the year.
The Government has been pushing for the new scheme to be implemented across all farms and will now look at whether it will be possible to provide similar protections for other farms.
The farmers association said that the scheme is a great opportunity to see what is possible for farmers.
“The farmers’ market is an important part of farming and a huge asset to our industry.
The farmers market is the perfect place for farmers to sell at their farmers market, to sell to their customers and to sell products to customers,” said Mr O’Connor.