​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources issues communiques on behalf of industry groups and to provide information on state or national issues.

Subjects of communiques include:

  • commodities
  • industry updates
  • pests, diseases and weeds.

Online communiques are issued when a decision has been reached or is part of an ongoing action being implemented.

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Quarantine Regulators Meeting​​

Agriculture Ministers' Forum​​

Fisheries Ministers’ Meeting​​

Forestry Ministers’ Meeting​​

Asian honey bees

Avian Influenza

Banana Freckle

Branched broomrape

Chestnut Blight

Cocoa Pod Borer

Comprehensive review of Agriculture's cost recovery arrangements

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in Queensland

Drywood termite on Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Exotic Fruit Flies in the Torres Strait

Export Certification Reform Package (ECRP)

Australia’s agricultural export industries are working with the government to reform export certification and inspection services through more efficient work practices and improvements in technology. Joint Industry-Ministerial Taskforces for the dairy, fish, grain, horticulture, live animal and meat export industries were set up to deliver the reforms. The ECRP is scheduled to be implemented by 30 June 2011.​

Four Tropical Weeds and Siam Weed

Giant Pine Scale (Marchalina hellenica)

Horse meat in Australia

Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector

National Management Group communiques

Panama Disease – Tropical Race 4

Pine nematode (Bursaphelenchus vallesianus) in New South Wales

Plant Health Committee

Two main themes interwoven throughout the 43rd meeting included:

  • looking into the future and ensuring appropriate policy settings for continued effective and efficient plant biosecurity management, and
  • a shared responsibility.

Red imported fire ants Port Botany Sydney New South Wales

Red imported fire ants South East Queensland

Red imported fire ants - Yarwun, Queensland

Red Witchweed (Striga asiatica)

Suspect varroa mite in New South Wales

Tomato Potato Psyllid

Tramp ant eradication programmes

Varroa jacobsoni eradication response plan