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Working with international partners on animal disease preparednesshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/Working-with-international-partners-on-animal-disease-preparedness.aspxWorking with international partners on animal disease preparedness23/05/2016 14:00:00On 23 May 2016, Australia signed arrangements with international trading partners to further support the control of—and manage the effects of—emergency animal disease outbreaks.GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases;GP0|#9dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32;L0|#09dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32|Awareness;GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade
World Organisation for Animal Health report into Australia’s veterinary services releasedhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/oie-report-aus-vet-services.aspxWorld Organisation for Animal Health report into Australia’s veterinary services released22/05/2016 14:00:00Australia’s veterinary services were recently assessed and found to serve Australia well by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the influential global body that sets health standards for international trade in animals and animal products.GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports
Market access secured for Australian nectarines to Chinahttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/market-access-nectarines-china.aspxMarket access secured for Australian nectarines to China19/05/2016 14:00:00Australian nectarine growers now have new access to the Chinese market, following the agreement of new import protocols by both countries.GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#27340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a;L0|#027340486-9202-448b-b84a-895b5484b29a|Plants;GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade
Final countdown to new and revamped biosecurity lawshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/countdown-new-revamped-bio-laws.aspxFinal countdown to new and revamped biosecurity laws15/05/2016 14:00:00Today marks the final month before the new Biosecurity Act 2015 comes into force, replacing the dated Quarantine Act 1908 and enhancing Australia’s defence against potentially damaging biosecurity threats from abroad.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports
Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Tenderhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/qld-upper-condamine.aspxQueensland Upper Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Tender02/05/2016 14:00:00The Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources will open a new groundwater tender in the Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium on 6 May 2016. Interested groundwater licence holders will have until 19 May 2016 to make an offer.GP0|#10030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379;L0|#010030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379|Agriculture;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#3cda423a-4cb0-4e2a-a1ae-8f2168f1dd84;L0|#03cda423a-4cb0-4e2a-a1ae-8f2168f1dd84|Water;GP0|#ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a;L0|#0ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a|Farming;GP0|#654c5387-c2f3-458c-b32b-bec948622da8;L0|#0654c5387-c2f3-458c-b32b-bec948622da8|Consultation
Operation targeting dangerous imported food products concludeshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/operation-targeting-dangerous-imported-food.aspxOperation targeting dangerous imported food products concludes02/05/2016 14:00:00The last prosecution resulting from Operation Hayride was finalised recently with Mr Don (Mun Joo) Cho receiving 30 months imprisonment wholly suspended and fines totalling $28,000 for knowingly importing high-risk meat products from South Korea.GP0|#10030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379;L0|#010030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379|Agriculture;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GP0|#9dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32;L0|#09dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32|Awareness;GP0|#f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852;L0|#0f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852|Food;GP0|#5b0abf2f-318c-421e-b7e9-77ef1875f3ab;L0|#05b0abf2f-318c-421e-b7e9-77ef1875f3ab|Food safety;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports;GP0|#6d6b6998-172f-49ed-9281-ca7dc313805b;L0|#06d6b6998-172f-49ed-9281-ca7dc313805b|Health
Calling all graduates: Agriculture wants you!http://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/Calling-all-graduates--Agriculture-wants-you!.aspxCalling all graduates: Agriculture wants you!21/04/2016 14:00:00In 2017, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is offering a new 12 month graduate program that fast tracks understanding of the department, the Australian Public Service and the difference a public servant can make to the wider community.GP0|#10030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379;L0|#010030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379|Agriculture;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#9dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32;L0|#09dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32|Awareness;GP0|#ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a;L0|#0ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a|Farming;GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GP0|#f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852;L0|#0f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852|Food;GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade
Breaches steer company towards a hefty finehttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/Breaches-steer-company-towards-a-hefty-fine.aspxBreaches steer company towards a hefty fine18/04/2016 14:00:00Coynes Freight Management Group Pty. Ltd. has been convicted and fined more than $10,000 for breaching Quarantine Approved Premise (QAP) conditions.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754;L0|#0c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754|Prosecution;GP0|#9dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32;L0|#09dc03203-1149-4e9e-93da-6c590a717d32|Awareness;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports
High profile biosecurity case concludeshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/High-profile-biosecurity-case-concludes.aspxHigh profile biosecurity case concludes17/04/2016 14:00:00Ms Amber Heard appeared in Southport Magistrates Court today pleading guilty to breaching the Criminal Code Act 1995 after unlawfully bringing two dogs into Australia in April 2015.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GP0|#c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754;L0|#0c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754|Prosecution;GP0|#877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722;L0|#0877c65f5-7408-4bcb-9d31-8b15aae55722|Imports
Two months until new biosecurity legislation commenceshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/Two-months-until-new-biosecurity-legislation-commences.aspxTwo months until new biosecurity legislation commences15/04/2016 14:00:00It is two months until Australia is protected by new and improved biosecurity legislation with the Biosecurity Act 2015 replacing the century-old Quarantine Act 1908 on 16 June 2016.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c

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