Analysis

Snapshot of Australia’s Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture

This brief contains an overview of Australia’s commercial fisheries and aquaculture industries and six key aspects of Australian commercial fisheries and aquaculture including: industry structure, trends in production, trade, consumption, sustainability and innovation.

Author: David Mobsby, Robert Curtotti


Snapshot of Australia’s Agricultural Workforce

This snapshot describes Australia’s agricultural workforce, providing key information and statistics in one place. We cover where workers live, what sub-industries and occupations they work in, and the mobility and educational attainment of the workforce.

Author: Bill Binks, Nyree Stenekes, Heleen Kruger, Robert Kancans


​​​​​​ Better data would help crack the drought insurance problem

While drought policy raises many complex emotional, political and policy issues, it can be helpful to think of it as an insurance problem: how can we best help farmers manage climate risk? Released 5 November 2018

Author: Neal Hughes


​​​​ Analysis of 2018 Drought

This brief describes the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture, including the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes. Released 26 October 2018 Released: 26 October 2018

Authors: Steve Hatfield-Dodds, Neal Hughes, Andrew Cameron, Matthew Miller, Tom Jackson


Helping farmers in distress doesn’t help them be the best: the drought relief dilemma

We need to make sure well-meaning policy responses to drought don't do more harm than good. Now many farmers – particularly in New South Wales and southern Queensland – are in the grip of drought. Released: 23 October 2018

Authors: Neal Hughes, Steve Hatfield-Dodds


First ABARES Insight – Snapshot of Australian Agriculture now available

We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management. Released: 19 October 2018

Authors: Tom Jackson, Kirk Zammit, Steve Hatfield-Dodds

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Last reviewed:
10 Jan 2019