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Fishery Status Reports 2017: of the 94 fish stocks reviewed across the 22 fisheries managed both solely and jointly by the Australian Government, 65 stocks (or 69 per cent) were both not overfished and not subject to overfishing.

Published: 29 September 2017


Cost of production for beef and sheep farms: These web-reports present and discuss cost of production estimates for beef cattle and sheep producers for the three years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Published: 28 September 2017


Economic consequences of a scrapie outbreak in Australia: This report analyses the potential impacts of an outbreak in Australia’s sheep and goat population and t​he benefits of control measures.

Published: 22 September 2017


Rural research, development and extension investment in Australia: our report shows the value of Australia’s rural RD&E jumped from $2.6 billion in 2005–06 ​to $3.3 billion in 2014–15, in real terms.

Published: 21 September 2017


Agricultural Commodities Report September 2017: The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall almost 9 per cent to $58 billion in 2017–18, primarily reflecting a decline in crop production, according to the Agricultural Commodities, September quarter 2017 report.

Published: 19 September 2017


Australian Crop Report: September 2017: Australia’s winter crop production is expected to decrease in 2017-18 as a result of unfavourable conditions in many key cropping regions, according to the latest Australian Crop Report.

Published: 12 September 2017


Potential displacement of commercial fisheries by a Commonwealth marine reserve zoning scheme: Report on draft management plan zoning: The Department of the Environment and Energy commissioned ABARES to assess the potential displacement of commercial fishing by the zoning configuration within the Commonwealth Marine Reserves draft management plan.

Published: 12 September 2017


Australia’s forests at a glance: This pocket-book covers forest types, areas and how native forests—including old growth forests—are conserved and managed.

Published: 22 August 2017


Australia’s Forestry Industry 2017: This map provides a detailed snapshot of the forest industry, including the location of major wood processing facilities, native forest tenure, hardwood and softwood plantations, as well as roads and forestry ports.

Published: 22 August 2017


Farm capital and investment chapter for grain, lamb, beef and dairy farms: These web-reports present estimates of farm capital and farm investment for grain farmers, lamb producers, beef farmers and dairy farmers for 2014–15 to 2015–16. The reports draw on data from the ABARES annual Australian Agricultural and Grazing Industries Survey (AAGIS) and the Australian Dairy Industry Survey (ADIS).

Published: 8 August 2017


Data and methods appendix of the Australian water markets report 2015–16: The Australian water markets report data and method section outlines the data sources, issues and methods used to compile the report. It also highlights the current state of market information and issues facing market analysis from a technical perspective.

Data sources for the report include the Bureau of Meteorology, the Department of Environment and Energy, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, and jurisdictional water agencies.

Published: 8 August 2017

Last reviewed:
19 Oct 2017