The name of the show is derived from the eponymous Australian country concept of a very quick means of stories getting to everyone in all parts of a particular region.
An ongoing debate involves stories related to genetically modified food.
Stu Higgins, a cotton farmer from Jandowae (near Chinchilla) in Queensland, offered of his crop. The show had weekly updates, and votes were taken on matters such as: how the crop should be fertilised, whether natural or artificial defoliant should be used.
The crop was successful, and achieved a premium price. Higgins received an award: Queensland Primary Industries Achievement Award for media and communication.grape grower and winery owner, Ian Davison of Galens Tor winery near Orange, New South Wales, has offered Shiraz grapes for two vintages:
Each group will make a barrel of Shiraz wine with the help of professional winemakers, with professional judges deciding on the outcome. Listeners will be able to buy bottles of each wine and decide for themselves.
One such worker was Vern Sunfords who died in May 2006 at age 65.Vern came up with the name BushTelegraph and what is more put it into practice, circulating BushTelegraph on his employer’s intranet for many years.
For Vern, Bush Telegraph was an underground publication among rank and file workers. It is now a website that publishes stories, articles, poems, videos relating mainly to two questions.
1. The Master/servant relationship. The power of boss over worker.
2. The struggle of indigenous people for land rights and social justice in Australia.