APVMA RELOCATION TO ARMIDALE OFFICIAL

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) headquarters officially opened in Armidale today, signalling an exciting new era for rural and regional Australia. Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and the Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, today opened the APVMA’s new home and said that the move from Canberra was a game-changer for…

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DAIRY INDUSTRY GETS VOICE IN ACCC

JOINT RELEASE: Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum The ACCC will establish a Dairy Consultative Committee to support the Liberal and Nationals Government’s ongoing commitment to the Australian dairy industry. Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the committee would be led by an…

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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF LANDCARE

The Landcare movement today celebrated 30 years of all sections of Australian society working together to improve the environment and create more productive farm land. Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today marked the anniversary in Parkville with a host of people involved in Landcare over the last 30 years, and announced Sophie Taylor-Price as…

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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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