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Report into National Agricultural Statistics Review released

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, today delivered on an election commitment, releasing the final report of the National Agricultural Statistics Review to better underpin the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability ... (30-Jul)


The Federal Nationals will establish a Party Room Working Group to canvass the views of regional firearms users and other interested parties on the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of existing firearms controls, such as licensing arrangements and the categorisation of various firearms. ... (29-Jul)

Interest rates drop for farm business concessional loan schemes

Interest rates on loans across the Australian Government’s concessional loan schemes for farm businesses are set to fall on 1 August. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the government was providing $250 million a year for the next 11 years through the Agricultural Competitivene... (27-Jul)

Report underlines financial and social costs of wild dog attacks

The final in a series of ABARES reports for Australian Wool Innovation Limited has underlined the serious financial and social impacts of wild dog attacks in the sheep and cattle industries—with many farmers dedicating close to a month out of every year tackling the issue. Minister Joyce s... (27-Jul)


The Australian Government has announced more than $745,000 for 68 arts and cultural projects across regional Australia, through the Regional Arts Fund. The projects will animate community spaces, provide opportunities for participation and increased understanding of artists with disability, a... (27-Jul)

$1.45 billion NT prawn farm awarded major project status

A $1.45 billion prawn farm that will create 1,600 direct jobs and produce more than 100,000 tonnes of prawns a year has been awarded Major Project Status by the Australian and Northern Territory Governments. The announcement today comes on the back of the recent launch of the Australian Go... (27-Jul)

Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper - Stronger farmers, stronger economy

The Commonwealth Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper is an investment in our farmers and our competitive strengths in agriculture. This is a vital part of our plan to build a strong, prosperous economy and a safe, secure Australia. A strong agriculture sector con... (09-Jul)

 Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper - Stronger farmers, stronger economy

Still time to have your say on country of origin labelling, says Joyce

Consumers have until Friday to have their say on country of origin labelling options before a survey about different labelling options wraps up, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has said. “For as long as I’ve been in politics, the issue of country of origin labelling has been raised with... (02-Jul)

Still time to have your say on country of origin labelling, says Joyce

jobactive open for business across Australia

The Minister for Employment, Eric Abetz and the Assistant Minister for Employment, Luke Hartsuyker today welcomed the start of the Australian Government’s new $6.8 billion jobactive employment service across Australia. The Ministers said that jobactive signalled a new era of more practical... (02-Jul)

Building council bridges across the nation

THE Australian Government is inviting applications for the second round of its popular $300 million Bridges Renewal programme. The programme is designed to improve access for communities and deliver greater productivity for the nation.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure ... (02-Jul)

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