Drought Sees Lake Burrendong Drop To Approximately 10 % Of Water Storage Level

Drought Sees Lake Burrendong Drop To Approximately 10 % Of Water Storage Level

16 January 2019

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Water Niall Blair Aerators On Their Way For Lake Burrendong Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government will fast track the installation of up to 4 water aerators at Lake Burrendong, to reduce the risk of any further fish kill events caused by algae-blooms, black water […]

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Aeration Technology Minimising Further Fish Kills To Be Installed

Aeration Technology Minimising Further Fish Kills To Be Installed

15 January 2019

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Water Niall Blair Breathing Life Into Fish As Drought Worsens Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government will support aeration work to minimise the risk of further fish kills across the state. Visiting Lake Keepit today, Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Water, Niall Blair said […]

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Dr. Kevin de Witte Appointed Chief Veterinary Officer For Tasmania

Dr. Kevin de Witte Appointed Chief Veterinary Officer For Tasmania

14 January 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett New Chief Veterinary Officer For Tasmania Starts Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett is pleased to announce that a new Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) for Tasmania has started work after an extensive national recruitment process. Dr. Kevin de Witte was appointed […]

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More Than 120 Modules Now Deployed For Esperance Artificial Reef

More Than 120 Modules Now Deployed For Esperance Artificial Reef

14 January 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan New Fishing Mecca Off Esperance In Place To Attract Anglers Victor P Taffa More than 120 modules have now been deployed for Esperance artificial reef Reef is designed to provide locals and tourists access to safe fishing experiences Project is […]

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Dairy In Regional Victoria Accounts For 62 % Of Annual National Milk Production

Dairy In Regional Victoria Accounts For 62 % Of Annual National Milk Production

13 January 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes Backing Our Dairy Farmers In Northern Victoria Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is getting on with supporting our dairy farmers in Northern Victoria with funding for an industry-led project aimed at boosting jobs, training and skills across the sector. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn […]

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Drought Largely Responsible For Darling River Fish Kill

Drought Largely Responsible For Darling River Fish Kill

10 January 2019

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair Recovery Underway Following Fish Kill Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair visited Menindee today and committed the New South Wales Government to helping the Menindee community and the ecosystem in Western New South Wales recover as quickly as possible following a major fish […]

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Marshall Govt Declares Zero-Tolerance Approach Against Fruit Fly At Yamba

Marshall Govt Declares Zero-Tolerance Approach Against Fruit Fly At Yamba

09 January 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Zero Tolerance Against Fruit Fly At Yamba Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has stepped up its fight against fruit fly with a zero-tolerance approach to come into effect at the Yamba Quarantine Station from today. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the new […]

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Agreement Between SARDI And Adelaide University On Agricultural Research

Agreement Between SARDI And Adelaide University On Agricultural Research

09 January 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone SARDI Joins With Adelaide University To Increase Agricultural Research Capability Victor P Taffa State Government has signed a significant agreement with the University of Adelaide to deliver benefits in research, development and extension for primary industries in the state. Through the agreement, Primary Industries and Regions SA […]

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Soil Testing Centre Boosted By $1.8 Million Upgrade

Soil Testing Centre Boosted By $1.8 Million Upgrade

09 January 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone $1.8 Million Upgrade To Soil Testing Centre To Boost Agriculture In South Australia Victor P Taffa Australia’s grains, horticulture and wine industries will benefit from a $1.8 Million upgrade to the South Australian Research and Development Institute’s   MDC conducts vital diagnostic soil testing to assist growers and […]

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Submissions For Western Rock Lobster Festival Open Until 7 February 2019

Submissions For Western Rock Lobster Festival Open Until 7 February 2019

28 December 2018

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Strong Support For Western Australia’s New International Lobster Festival Victor P Taffa McGowan Government appoints a working group to progress plans for Western Australia first-ever event Submissions open for industry and community to progress lobster festival plans Strong support from businesses, councils and the community for the McGowan […]

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Shark Deterrent Subsidies Help More Than 2,800 Western Australian Surfers

Shark Deterrent Subsidies Help More Than 2,800 Western Australian Surfers

25 December 2018

Western Australia Acting Minister for Fisheries Roger Cook 500 More Personal Shark Deterrent Devices For Surfers And Divers Available Victor P Taffa Subsidies on Western Australia’s world-first personal shark deterrent program expanded An additional $100,000 will deliver 500 more devices to help keep people safe Devices are part of the strategy to bring more sea […]

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Supporting Our Seafood Future Grants Program Launched By Minister

Supporting Our Seafood Future Grants Program Launched By Minister

23 December 2018

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair Getting The Best Catch For The New South Wales Seafood Industry Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government wants more local seafood on more New South Wales plates today launching a new $1 Million program to boost the value of the New South Wales seafood industry. […]

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Andrews Govt To Support Drought Affected Gippsland Farmers

Andrews Govt To Support Drought Affected Gippsland Farmers

22 December 2018

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Supporting Our Drought Affected Farmers In Gippsland Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is continuing to support drought affected farmers in the Gippsland region, with ongoing assistance for on-farm infrastructure grants, education, family and mental health support. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited farms today in the Wellington and East […]

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Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics Celebrates 20 Years

Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics Celebrates 20 Years

21 December 2018

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Celebrating 20 Years Of Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics Victor P Taffa Healthway-funded clinics help promote sustainable and safe fishing practices Fishing is an outdoor activity and families learn the benefits of being SunSmart 40,000 participants across Western Australia now enjoy the clinics every year Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly […]

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Victorian Food And Fibre Exports Up 11 % For 2017-18

Victorian Food And Fibre Exports Up 11 % For 2017-18

14 December 2018

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Victorian Food And Fibre Exports Reach Record High Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today released the 2017-18 Victorian Food and Fibre Export Performance Report, which shows an overall increase of 11 % or $1.4 Billion on the previous year. “Growth in Victorian food and fibre exports […]

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Loxton Queensland Fruit Fly Quarantine Zone To Remain Until 28 February 2019

Loxton Queensland Fruit Fly Quarantine Zone To Remain Until 28 February 2019

11 December 2018

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Queensland Fruit Fly Outbreak Declared In Loxton Victor P Taffa An outbreak of Queensland fruit fly (Q-fly) has been detected in Loxton following the discovery of 7 male flies. A 1.5 km outbreak area and 15 km suspension area have been established around the detection point and […]

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Researchers To Test Stone Fruit And Table Grape Crops Near Newman

Researchers To Test Stone Fruit And Table Grape Crops Near Newman

04 December 2018

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Horticulture Trials To Examine Unique Crop For Newman Victor P Taffa Project to TAP into horticulture crop potential for the Pilbara Irrigated agriculture trials now underway near Newman Researchers are road testing stone fruit and table grape crops near Newman, under a McGowan Government project tapping […]

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South Australia’s 2018–19 Grain Harvest Impacted By Drought Conditions

South Australia’s 2018–19 Grain Harvest Impacted By Drought Conditions

30 November 2018

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Grain Harvest Estimated At 4.9 Million Tonnes Victor P Taffa South Australia’s 2018–19 grain harvest has fallen to an estimated 4.9 Million tonnes with harvest now underway affirming the challenging seasonal conditions across the state during winter and spring. Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA)’s Crop and […]

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Agricultural Leaders Recognised At The AgFutures 2018

Agricultural Leaders Recognised At The AgFutures 2018

21 November 2018

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner Agricultural Leaders Recognised Victor P Taffa National Agriculture Day has seen the agricultural sector’s passionate innovators and key influencers recognised at the AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum, AgFutures 2018, in Brisbane. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Rob and Krista Watkins, […]

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Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group Announced By Minister

Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group Announced By Minister

19 November 2018

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group Announced Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is the strongest supporter of Tasmania’s agricultural sector, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said. “Today we’re announcing the creation of a working group to provide advice and recommendations to the Government on […]

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