Beating Around The Bush / S3E15 - Our relationship with China, Ag the darling (for now) and revival of community news

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This week's take on the news relating to rural and regional Australia with Fleur Anderson and Wade Dabinett. GM update - You've heard us talk about this in previous episodes so an update for those playing along - SA GM ban has been officially lifted! hoorah! https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-04-28/south-australia-to-lift-gm-ban-after-16-years/12193730 POLITICS CHINA! It's all about China this week. Arguably our most important relationship, how its managed through this crisis has never been more important. https://www.smh.com.au/national/china-s-man-in-canberra-has-unmasked-the-regime-s-true-face-20200427-p54nhj.html https://www.afr.com/world/asia/beijing-accuses-australia-of-pandering-to-us-in-anti-china-crusade-20200420-p54lcz https://www.afr.com/world/asia/china-attacks-pm-s-handling-of-virus-bushfires-20200428-p54nx2 https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/rendezview/david-penberthy-the-way-china-is-behaving-is-nothing-short-of-a-disgrace/news-story/25d49f5da32ec93bfcef67cb7accb859 AGRIBUSINESS Ag might just be the darling this week - is Ag's role in our country's recovery getting Aus Ag the attention it deserves? https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/with-help-farmers-will-grow-the-future/news-story/a1207f15d9a6ad5cf645b8910b7dbc70 https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-05-01/australian-agribusiness-is-bucking-the-covid19-trend/12173268 COMMUNITY Newspaper revival! One community is showing the way for revival giving scores of other towns without local news some hope. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-29/local-newspapers-wellington-narromine-nyngan-coronavirus/12192230 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-03/from-america-to-establishing-a-new-naracoorte-newspaper/12197882 Follow Us: Join the Rural Business Collective community and join the conversation over at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruralbusinesscollective/ Beating Around the Bush is the podcast of the Rural Business Collective www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/ Let us know your favourite news stories for the week on email - [email protected].com.au