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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Live exports pledge

COUNTRYMAN – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN   By Jenne Brammer  Federal Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie is confident Australia's live export industry has a viable and prosperous future, and has vowed to base her decision-making on science. Just 20 days into her new role, Senator McKenzie visited Perth to meet key players and groups in WA agriculture, including…

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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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