Andrews Govt Sets New Fish Stocking Record Over Last 12 Months

Andrews Govt Sets New Fish Stocking Record Over Last 12 Months

14 July 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Record 4 Million Fish Stocked Across Victoria Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has set a new fish stocking record over the last 12 months, releasing almost 4 Million fish to improve angling opportunities. Record fish stocked comprised 845,000 trout and salmon, and more than 3 Million native fish including […]

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Draft Salmon Farming Bill 2017 Released For Public Comment

Draft Salmon Farming Bill 2017 Released For Public Comment

09 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Salmon Farming Regulations Further Strengthened In Draft Bill Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is taking another important step to ensure Tasmania’s salmon industry remains world class and continues to be appropriately regulated with the release for public comment of new draft legislation. “We know how important […]

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Inland Fisheries Service Working Towards A Large 2017-18 Trout Season

Inland Fisheries Service Working Towards A Large 2017-18 Trout Season

09 July 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Trout Re-Stocking Program Benefits All Anglers Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government passionately supports Tasmania’s world class inland fisheries which attract about 25,000 recreational anglers each year and generate $90 Million for the economy.   Quality of our inland waters has been recognised with the State recently […]

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Australia’s Total Value Of Agricultural Production For 2015-16 Worth $56 Billion

Australia’s Total Value Of Agricultural Production For 2015-16 Worth $56 Billion

07 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Value Of Agricultural Production Continues To Rise Victor P Taffa Total value of Australia’s agricultural production continues to rise, breaking another record during the 2015-16 year and peaking at $56 Billion, according to Agricultural Census data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Director of Environment and Agriculture […]

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Farmers Modify Practices Adjusting To Water Availability And Climatic Conditions

Farmers Modify Practices Adjusting To Water Availability And Climatic Conditions

07 July 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Regional Conditions Influence Agricultural Water Use Victor P Taffa Differences in regional climatic conditions appear to be influencing the use of water on Australian farms, according to Agricultural Census data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.  ABS Director of Environment and Agriculture Statistics, Lauren Binns said farmers were […]

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Hodgman Govt Releases Long-Term Strategy To Fight Queensland Fruit Fly

Hodgman Govt Releases Long-Term Strategy To Fight Queensland Fruit Fly

30 June 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Keeping Tasmania Free From Fruit Fly Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has today released a long-term fruit fly free strategy to protect Tasmania’s brand and export markets, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. “This will reinforce access to premium export markets for Tasmanian […]

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Better Control Of Queensland Fruit Fly For Cobram District Fruit Growers

Better Control Of Queensland Fruit Fly For Cobram District Fruit Growers

26 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Tackling Fruit Fly Head On In Cobram Victor P Taffa Andrews Government will provide $50,000 to Cobram & District Fruit Growers Association to better manage Queensland Fruit Fly and reduce its impact on local crops. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the grant in Parliament today, which will fund […]

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Deputy Premier Officially Opens Hagley Farm Primary School

Deputy Premier Officially Opens Hagley Farm Primary School

20 June 2017

Tasmania Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff Hagley Farm School Opens New Dairy Demonstration Shed Victor P Taffa Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff said that the Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of Tasmania’s $442 Million dairy industry which supports 430 farms and 1,400 jobs throughout regional Tasmania. “It is vital that education and primary industries work together […]

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Salmon Farming Not To Be Expanded Beyond Mercury Passage

Salmon Farming Not To Be Expanded Beyond Mercury Passage

12 June 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Salmon Farming Expansion Banned In Mercury Passage Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is developing a Sustainable Industry Growth Plan for the Salmon Industry, which will be the blue print for the industry’s future growth, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. “As part of […]

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Wine Industry Development Strategy Launched By Minister

Wine Industry Development Strategy Launched By Minister

11 June 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Raising A Glass To The Future Of Victorian Wine Victor P Taffa Victoria produces some of the best wine in the world, and thanks to the Andrews Government, even more tourists, connoisseurs and locals will get the opportunity to try the perfect glass. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford visited […]

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Minister Attends Launching Of Seafood Industry Australia

Minister Attends Launching Of Seafood Industry Australia

10 June 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Seafood Industry Comes Together In National Industry Body Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Resources Ken Vowles is in Adelaide today for the launch of Australia’s new peak national body for the seafood industry, Seafood Industry Australia (SIA). Mr. Vowles said the new […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Invests $20 Million And Hires Additional Fisheries Patrol Staff

Palaszczuk Govt Invests $20 Million And Hires Additional Fisheries Patrol Staff

09 June 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland Minister for Fisheries Bill Byrne Fisheries Nets An Extra $20 Million For Biggest Reforms In Queensland History Victor P Taffa Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne have announced the Palaszczuk Government will invest an additional $20 Million and hire 20 more Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) staff […]

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Minister Welcomes New Appointments To QRAA Board

Minister Welcomes New Appointments To QRAA Board

05 June 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne New Appointments To QRAA Board Victor P Taffa Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne has welcomed the appointment of two experienced agribusiness finance executives to the board of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA). New QRAA Board Members: Leith Boully, Zoe Kenneally. “They have strong agricultural backgrounds and bring a wealth […]

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Premier And Minister Joins Agriculture Industry Engagement Meeting

Premier And Minister Joins Agriculture Industry Engagement Meeting

02 June 2017

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Industry Consortium To Drive Agribusiness Jobs Victor P Taffa Premier hosts third of a series of Industry Engagement Consortiums to strengthen working relationships between industry and government to create jobs Agribusiness consortium to focus on driving growth in the agribusiness sector, […]

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Budget 2017-18 To Benefit Fruit Growing Industry

Budget 2017-18 To Benefit Fruit Growing Industry

30 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Fruit Growing Industry Gets A State Budget Boost Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s expanding fruit growing industry is an important beneficiary of the Hodgman Government’s fourth State Budget, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. Like the broader Tasmanian economic outlook, the future for fruit […]

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Minister Congratulates Indigenous Rangers On Fisheries Training

Minister Congratulates Indigenous Rangers On Fisheries Training

28 May 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Indigenous Rangers Undertake Fisheries Training Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industry, Ken Vowles, this week congratulated 16 Indigenous rangers from across the Territory undertaking training towards a Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance. “Territory Government is creating jobs for Territorians, by supporting remote Aboriginal communities […]

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Drought Declared Areas Of Queensland Now Down To 66.27%

Drought Declared Areas Of Queensland Now Down To 66.27%

27 May 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Agriculture Anthony Lynham Drought Status Revoked For Central Highlands And Woorabinda Victor P Taffa Acting Agriculture Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham has accepted the recommendations of local drought committees to revoke the drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council effective today. “These revocations bring the drought declared […]

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Cobram Fruit Packing Expansion Secured With Help From Andrews Govt

Cobram Fruit Packing Expansion Secured With Help From Andrews Govt

25 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford More Sweet Jobs For Cobram In Fruit Packing Expansion Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today helped secure family owned and operated Cobram fruit packing operation JV Orchards, creating an additional 15 jobs and safeguarding the existing workforce. “JV Orchard’s expansion is a win for northern […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Dog Breeder Laws

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Dog Breeder Laws

22 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Countdown Starts For New Dog Breeder Register Victor P Taffa Queenslanders can have reassurance that pets they buy have been properly looked after as the Palaszczuk Government’s new puppy farm laws start this month, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said today. Mr. Byrne, who joined […]

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Queensland Banana Industry To Be Protected From Pests And Diseases

Queensland Banana Industry To Be Protected From Pests And Diseases

21 May 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne $15.9 Million Project To Boost Banana Defences Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is to partner with the banana industry in a $15.9 Million project to better protect future crops from pests and disease. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said the initiative […]

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