GOVERNMENT DELIVERS TO PROTECT FARMERS

The Morrison Government is today delivering on its election commitment to protect the privacy of Australian farmers and primary producers by introducing legislation to protect them from the unlawful actions of animal activists.The Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 introduces new offences for the incitement of trespass, property damage, or theft on agricultural land.Attorney-General,…

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PERMANENTLY INCREASING FHA ASSETS TEST FOR FARMERS

More farmers will be able to access vital assistance when they are going through tough times, with the Coalition Government today introducing legislation to maintain the net farm asset threshold for Farm Household Allowance (FHA) at $5 million. Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the Government was delivering on its election commitment to keep…

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STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL TIES

Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie is travelling to Europe today to build stronger ties with major trading partners and hold discussions on the EU-FTA. “This is an opportunity to champion Australian agriculture in the EU, strengthen our agricultural and trade relationships and ultimately support jobs and economic growth in rural and regional Australia,” Minister McKenzie…

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ANOTHER DIMENSION TO OUR BIOSECURITY SYSTEM

A 3D x-ray unit is now in place permanently at Melbourne Airport to protect and grow our $11 billion horticultural industries from passengers bringing pests and diseases into the country.Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said the new unit was automatically detecting biosecurity risks in fruit and vegetables that passengers fail to declare, and could be…

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ROUND 5 OF THE MOBILE BLACK SPOT PROGRAM NOW OPEN

The Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program is getting ready to expand mobile coverage to more communities in regional and remote areas with applications now open for Round 5. Minister for Regional Services and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Bridget McKenzie, today released the Guidelines for Round 5 of the Program…

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BUDGET 2019 DELIVERS RECORD INVESTMENT TO HELP GET MORE AUSTRALIANS MORE ACTIVE MORE OFTEN

As part of the Liberal and Nationals Government goal to get more Australians, more active more often, new movement guidelines have been launched to help to parents, carers, educators, children and young people create healthy daily practices. The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, released the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People aged…

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SAFEGUARDING THE INTEGRITY OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT

The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today announced the introduction of the bill into Parliament to establish Sport Integrity Australia: Australia’s first national agency to bring together sports integrity capabilities, knowledge and expertise. “This bill is taking another step toward delivering the landmark reforms I announced in February in response to the wide ranging…

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INVESTING IN OUR NATIONAL SPORTS PLAN

The Liberal and Nationals Government continues to  implement Sport 2030 – Australia’s first national sports plan – with a $385.4 million package that funds sport in communities and schools and supports our elite athletes before, during and after their careers. The investment in sport and physical activity to encourage greater participation has many benefits including…

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