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Media statement: Farm Management Deposit improvements effective todayhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/farm-management-deposit-improvements.aspxMedia statement: Farm Management Deposit improvements effective today30/06/2016 14:00:00GP0|#10030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379;L0|#010030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379|Agriculture;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a;L0|#0ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a|Farming
Media Statement: Response to ABC 7.30 Report – Wednesday 22nd Junehttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/Media-Statement--Response-to-ABC-7-30-Report-–-Wednesday-22nd-June.aspxMedia Statement: Response to ABC 7.30 Report – Wednesday 22nd June22/06/2016 14:00:00he Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is aware of a story aired on the ABC’s 7.30 report on Wednesday, 22 June, concerning a former staff member, Dr Lynn Simpson.GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c
Media statement: Allegations of animal cruelty in Vietnam—update, 16 June 2016http://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/allegations-animal-cruelty-vietnam-16-june-16.aspxMedia statement: Allegations of animal cruelty in Vietnam—update, 16 June 201615/06/2016 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is undertaking an investigation into video footage of abhorrent animal cruelty at an abattoir not approved to receive Australian cattle in Vietnam.GP0|#a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269;L0|#0a50623f9-9fb1-460a-8284-4027d32a2269|Live animal exports;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c
New biosecurity legislation comes into force tomorrowhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/new-bio-legislation-comes-into-force.aspxNew biosecurity legislation comes into force tomorrow14/06/2016 14:00:00Australia is on the verge of the biggest overhaul to its biosecurity legislation in over a century, with the introduction of the Biosecurity Act 2015 from tomorrow.GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c
Have your say on Australia’s biosecurity arrangements http://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/have-your-say-aus-bio-arrangements.aspxHave your say on Australia’s biosecurity arrangements 09/06/2016 14:00:00Stakeholders across the country are being encouraged to have their say on Australia’s biosecurity system and the agreement that underpins it – the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (IGAB).GP0|#1b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd;L0|#01b5c2c70-9325-45cf-9f14-655bd9c296dd|Biosecurity;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#654c5387-c2f3-458c-b32b-bec948622da8;L0|#0654c5387-c2f3-458c-b32b-bec948622da8|Consultation
Media statement: Temporary suspension of live cattle exports to Japan—update 1http://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/temporary-suspension-live-cattle-japan.aspxMedia statement: Temporary suspension of live cattle exports to Japan—update 109/06/2016 14:00:00​​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is undertaking an investigation into the export of a consignment of cattle to Japan, following Japan’s temporary halt to the import of Australian feeder and breeder cattle.GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases
Media statement: Allegations of animal cruelty in Vietnamhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/-allegations-animal-cruelty-vietnam.aspxMedia statement: Allegations of animal cruelty in Vietnam09/06/2016 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is aware of serious cases of animal cruelty at an abattoir in Vietnam.GP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases
International partners join forces to combat illegal fishinghttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/international-partners-join-forces-combat-illegal-fishing.aspxInternational partners join forces to combat illegal fishing05/06/2016 14:00:00The global fight against illegal fishing has received a significant boost with the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Port State Measures Agreement entering into force on Sunday, 5 June.GP0|#c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754;L0|#0c585af8d-c74f-468e-9216-b08c59fbd754|Prosecution;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#cdf7dcf4-f6af-454b-a7d6-d78c1e3fe437;L0|#0cdf7dcf4-f6af-454b-a7d6-d78c1e3fe437|Fisheries;GP0|#5b0abf2f-318c-421e-b7e9-77ef1875f3ab;L0|#05b0abf2f-318c-421e-b7e9-77ef1875f3ab|Food safety
Media statement: Temporary suspension of live cattle exports to Japanhttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/temporary-suspension-live-cattle-exports-japan.aspxMedia statement: Temporary suspension of live cattle exports to Japan02/06/2016 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has been advised by the Japanese authorities that they have temporarily stopped accepting feeder and breeder cattle from Australia in response to some cattle testing positive for Bovine Johne’s diseaseGP0|#aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208;L0|#0aa211dba-7956-4e2c-b3aa-eef89c07c208|Trade;GTSet|#5ee39e24-624a-46c5-9e73-232c141c2d2c;GP0|#4d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952;L0|#04d8d5115-1ec6-4504-9c21-6c4bb3fdd952|Exports;GP0|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases
Boosting Australia’s FMD preparednesshttp://www.agriculture.gov.au/Pages/boosting-aus-fmd-preparedness.aspxBoosting Australia’s FMD preparedness30/05/2016 14:00:00The final report from Exercise Odysseus has been released today, providing a positive assessment of Australia’s most significant foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) response exercise.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|#e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3;L0|#0e5577587-38e0-4727-a873-a721a82251e3|Animals;GP0|#0bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263;L0|#00bf953da-4412-4887-9867-ce519b340263|Detection;GP0|#10030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379;L0|#010030c3a-133e-4667-b9eb-4cfc1eab0379|Agriculture;GP0|#f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852;L0|#0f1c4aa4a-bf9d-481d-9623-4d2a9a353852|Food;GP0|#d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170;L0|#0d3fb9e8c-c18f-466c-9702-980610a9f170|Diseases;GP0|#ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a;L0|#0ffaae8e2-2ebf-490a-bb6d-211d5235a78a|Farming

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