Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says exporters in new and emerging industries and those in established ones will benefit from simplified agricultural export legislation, released for public consultation, making the regulations easier to follow to save exporters time and money.
The National Biosecurity Committee has endorsed new national biosecurity Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) priorities, giving a more unified, strategic and nationally-consistent focus to biosecurity research.
Australian authorities are being given stronger powers to hold food at the border if there are reasonable grounds to suspect it possesses a serious risk to human health, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce has said.
Dairy industry leaders have expressed alarm at the possible impacts of the rising prices for gas.
The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee will hold an inquiry into the operation, effectiveness and consequences of relocating corporate Commonwealth entities, as well as the economic, environmental and capability implications.
Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has used a regulatory order to enforce his decision to move the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority from Canberra to Armidale, in his northern NSW electorate.
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has joined with Chinese real estate firm Shanghai CRED to bid $365 million for Australia’s largest private landholding, S Kidman & Co.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a high-level UN panel on water that there are vitally important agricultural regions of the world.
Acting president of Australian Dairy Farmers David Basham has welcomed the Senate inquiry into the dairy industry but warned it should not double up on issues being looked at by other investigations.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will conduct an inquiry into the national dairy industry.
The Government has released for consultation draft amendments to the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Act which will establish a register of foreign ownership of water entitlements.
Independent Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has urged the Liberals not to waste time debating GST policy but to urgently address problems facing veterans and dairy farmers.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Government is very concerned about events in the milk industry but confident about the future of the dairy industry.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has published an alert for milk suppliers to Murray Goulburn in Victoria to be aware that their tax liabilities could be affected by their choice of payment options under the Cooperative’s recently announced repayment scheme.
The Coalition says that if re-elected it will establish a Regional Investment Corporation to fast-track the delivery of $4.5 billion in Commonwealth drought and water infrastructure loans.
The Coalition Government has announced a support package for Australian dairy farmers who have had their incomes retrospectively cut by dairy processors Murray-Goulburn and Fonterra.
The Coalition says it will undertake a review of the broad range of issues affecting the supply and taxation of working holiday maker 417 and 462 visas if it is re-elected.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has said it will give special consideration to dairy farmers facing difficulties with tax payments due to the current crisis in the dairy industry.
The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, has announced that all livestock exporters can now apply for an approved arrangement to reduce red tape and streamline paperwork.
The Federal Government has released the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into regulation of the Australian agricultural sector, with the inquiry to start immediately.
The deadline for foreign investors or their representatives to register their existing Australian agricultural land holdings has been extended by two months to 29 February 2016.
New arrangements agreed between the Indonesian and Australian governments will see increased exports of Australian productive breeding cattle and buffalo, says the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is inviting comment on new biosecurity arrangements to operate from June 16 next year.
Federal Parliament has passed legislation that will cap the Federal Government’s water buybacks at 1,500 gigalitres, to protect the social and economic fabric of Murray Darling Basin communities.
The federal Department of Agriculture is inviting feedback on proposed new fees and levies that importers will pay for biosecurity services, including inspections and audits.
The Commonwealth Government has published its White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness, describing it as an investment in Australia’s farmers and the nation’s competitive strengths in agriculture.
The operation of tax depreciation measures for farmers, announced in the Federal Budget has been brought forward. They now have immediate effect rather than starting in July 2016.
State and Territory Consumer Affairs ministers, at their latest meeting, discussed the vexed issue of the labelling of commercially sold eggs.
The operation of tax depreciation measures for farmers, announced in the federal Budget has been brought forward. They now have immediate effect rather than starting in July next year.
The federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to relocating three research and development corporations (RDCs) and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) from Canberra to regional Australia.