Sales of new tractors and farm machinery were relatively strong last year despite challenging drought conditions in many regions.
A Queensland senator who is heading a parliamentary inquiry into general aviation in Australia said the industry in the bush was being held back by too much regulation.
Latest Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia statistics show July was another strong month for national tractor sales.
The return of the so-called 'tin fronts' is gaining traction in the Western Australian market, particularly with farmers growing canola and lupins.
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has continued its rejection of mandatory rollover devices on quad bikes.
The ACCC has warned motorists time is running out to have potentially dangerous Takata airbags replaced.