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Innovative businesses helping to make water market and biosecurity challenges a BRIIze27081022/03/2017 04:14:50275 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx22/03/2017 04:10:1021/03/2017 13:00:00Nine small and medium businesses will share in more than $800,000 in initial grant funding to develop innovative solutions to challenges in water markets and biosecurity, as part of the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative.
Department stretches its commitment to reconciliation26732003/03/2017 05:10:39410 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx03/03/2017 05:04:4702/03/2017 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources today launched ‘Growing Reconciliation: Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019’ and along with it a renewed commitment to reconciliation in the organisation and across its sphere of influence.
Disease early-warning system to be established in Timor-Leste26644427/02/2017 22:27:47504 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx27/02/2017 22:22:2927/02/2017 13:00:00A sentinel herd early warning system is being established in Timor-Leste, as part of a broader effort to boost biosecurity surveillance and analysis and protect Australia’s valuable livestock industries and exports.
Goog news: first Australian eggs reach Korea26357313/02/2017 04:28:27619 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx13/02/2017 04:22:3912/02/2017 13:00:00​Fresh Australian eggs have cracked the South Korean market, with the first shipment reaching the consumer market.
Media statement: Department's action on imported prawns26327509/02/2017 22:53:281788 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx09/02/2017 08:01:4409/02/2017 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is aware of media reports about white spot disease in Australia.
Agricultural cooperation with China set to benefit from funding round26342810/02/2017 05:24:59612 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx10/02/2017 05:18:1209/02/2017 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources are seeking applications from Australian farm businesses and organisations looking to undertake projects and trade missions to boost the agricultural trading relationship between Australia & China in 2017.
Recognising two of our outstanding public servants26024427/01/2017 05:32:25612 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx27/01/2017 05:26:4326/01/2017 13:00:00Two of the department’s Senior Executive Staff, Nicola Hinder and Matthew Koval, were awarded Public Service Medals (PSMs) as part of the Australia Day Honours List.
Tick of approval for Australian biosecurity legislation implementation25966424/01/2017 02:01:27545 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx24/01/2017 01:56:4123/01/2017 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has welcomed a report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) that outlines the successful implementation of Australia’s new biosecurity legislation in 2016.
No definitive source of prawn disease has been found25796613/01/2017 04:35:30928 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx13/01/2017 04:27:3212/01/2017 13:00:00The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources continues to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine the origin of the outbreak of white spot disease in prawn farms in south-east Queensland.
Media statement: Federal agriculture department suspends uncooked prawn imports25692609/01/2017 07:47:412015 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx07/01/2017 07:16:2206/01/2017 13:00:00The Director of Biosecurity has suspended uncooked prawn imports. The Director took this action in response to information from the department that the level of risk associated with uncooked imported prawn had become unacceptable.
Media statement: Update on white spot disease in Queensland25574223/12/2016 00:35:131071 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx22/12/2016 22:25:4422/12/2016 13:00:00No further prawn farms in the Logan River area have tested positive to white spot disease. The response is moving into the next phase, which will involve disposal and decontaminating the four affected properties.
Government and Indigenous Rangers deliver biosecurity outcomes to protect the north and support productive agriculture in Australia25558322/12/2016 00:51:22593 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx22/12/2016 00:36:4921/12/2016 13:00:00Senior government officials met in Cairns recently to discuss the priorities for shared biosecurity surveillance activities in northern Australia and agree on a plan for future investment under the Developing Northern Australia
Fisheries and aquaculture production on the rise25534804/02/2017 02:23:03839 04:18:3619/12/2016 13:00:00The gross value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production (GVP) increased by 12 per cent to $2.8 billion in 2014-15, according to the ABARES.
Hoofed heroes return home4001019/12/2016 03:53:55590 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx18/12/2016 21:18:5216/12/2016 13:00:00The last of Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic equine competitors were today given the all clear from biosecurity officers at the post entry quarantine facility in Mickleham, Victoria.
Media statement: Update on white spot disease in Queensland25492221/12/2016 22:37:07531 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx16/12/2016 00:51:1715/12/2016 13:00:00Following on from the media statement issued on 9 December 2016, white spot disease has now been confirmed on four prawn farms in south-east Queensland.
Release of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity review: draft report25498916/12/2016 03:33:44654 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx16/12/2016 03:29:0915/12/2016 13:00:00The draft report of the independent review of Australia’s biosecurity arrangements, including the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity (the IGAB), has been released for public comment.
Log availability from commercial plantations revised down25458304/02/2017 02:23:26560 23:30:5114/12/2016 13:00:00Future log availability from Australia’s commercial plantations is forecast to decrease, according to Australia’s plantation log supply 2015 – 2059, released today by ABARES.
Improved approach for analysing biosecurity risks25438913/12/2016 23:34:21666 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx13/12/2016 23:28:2613/12/2016 13:00:00​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources today introduced an improved approach for analysing biosecurity risk.
Australian farm production to crack $60 billion in 2016-1725408804/02/2017 02:23:551050 23:39:1212/12/2016 13:00:00Following news last week of Australia’s bumper winter crop, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase by 6.1 per cent, surpassing $60 billion in 2016–17, according to the latest Agricultural commodities report.
Australia tests International Animal Health Emergency Reserve Arrangements in Exercise Athena25366309/12/2016 04:53:36312 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx09/12/2016 03:36:3908/12/2016 13:00:00Australia recently led an international emergency animal disease simulation, Exercise Athena, which tested arrangements for deploying personnel across international borders to respond to emergency animal disease events.
Media statement: Update on white spot disease in Queensland25371222/12/2016 23:10:15514 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx09/12/2016 06:22:1008/12/2016 13:00:00​​​​​Following on from the media statement issued on 2 December 2016, white spot disease has now been detected on a total of three prawn farms in south east Queensland.
Sydney’s sour arrival found teeming with biosecurity pests and disease24579802/12/2016 02:11:39 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx02/12/2016 02:08:5901/12/2016 13:00:00A lime plant detected in the luggage of a passenger arriving in Australia from Bangladesh has been found heavily infested with live insects and an exotic bacterium that could decimate Australia’s $500 million dollar citrus industry.
Media statement: Detection of white spot disease in Queensland prawns24583102/12/2016 05:02:16813 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx02/12/2016 02:57:1501/12/2016 13:00:00White spot disease, a highly contagious viral disease of prawns, has been detected on a prawn farm at Alberton on the Logan River, ​in south east Queensland.
A biosecurity birthday milestone for Mickleham PEQ facility13970228/11/2016 02:23:49564 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx28/11/2016 02:18:5627/11/2016 13:00:00Australia’s Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility in Mickleham turns one year old this week, providing an opportunity to celebrate its vital role in protecting the nation’s industries and environment from dangerous biosecurity pests and diseases.
Have your say on Australia’s illegal logging regulation25098916/11/2016 23:22:15548 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx16/11/2016 22:53:4116/11/2016 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking feedback on proposed options to simplify requirements and minimise the costs of complying with Australia’s illegal logging laws.
Statement on Freedom of Information requests by the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP and the Herald Sun24497224/10/2016 00:12:19835 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx24/10/2016 00:07:0223/10/2016 13:00:00​​The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources today released the final document related to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests submitted by the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP and the Herald Sun for copies of correspondence between the former Secretary
Driving improved biosecurity for Thai car imports24393017/10/2016 23:53:06773 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx17/10/2016 23:47:4917/10/2016 13:00:00Measures have now been strengthened to manage biosecurity risks associated with new car imports from Thailand, following the signing of a revised Motor Vehicle Inspection Program (MVIP) Arrangement.
Million-dollar challenge to improve water market information24259210/10/2016 05:35:571038 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx10/10/2016 05:26:2709/10/2016 13:00:00Grants of up to $1 million are up for grabs for small and medium-sized businesses as part of the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) programme.
Our dogged determination to keep Australia rabies-free24068728/09/2016 02:12:58819 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx28/09/2016 02:08:3927/09/2016 14:00:00World Rabies Day, on 28 September, is a reminder for all Australians to do their part to ensure that Australia remains rabies-free.
Time running out to apply for a share of $240K in ag project grants23997323/09/2016 06:48:37982 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx23/09/2016 04:47:3022/09/2016 14:00:00Australia’s young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers have less than a month to apply for grants to support their innovative agricultural project, through the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards.
Recognising our Biosecurity leaders23867919/09/2016 05:21:48899 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx19/09/2016 05:17:0918/09/2016 14:00:00​Nominations for the 2017 Australian Biosecurity Awards are now open to individuals, groups and organisations whose contribution to our national biosecurity system goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Naming and shaming Australia’s most unwanted pests 23868727/09/2016 04:14:301683 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx19/09/2016 05:55:4918/09/2016 14:00:00Crippled plant industries, trade suspensions and a devastated environment—Australia’s Top 40 National Priority Plant Pests have damaging potential, from vine-attacking bacteria to a giant snail.
New on-farm irrigation infrastructure pilot programme kicks off in SA23777214/09/2016 05:17:01902 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx14/09/2016 04:41:1713/09/2016 14:00:00The first pilot for the new Commonwealth On-Farm Further Irrigation Efficiency programme (COFFIE) is now underway in South Australia.
WELS-informed consumers save water and money22829206/09/2016 04:09:43496 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx06/09/2016 04:04:1105/09/2016 14:00:00​Australian consumers will now find it easier than ever to choose the most water-efficient appliances, with the first registrations of 4-star showers and 6-star toilets under updates to the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) scheme.
Continuing Australia’s defence against stink bugs22590301/09/2016 00:46:39721 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx01/09/2016 00:42:2931/08/2016 14:00:00Strengthened biosecurity measures are again in place to safeguard Australia’s industries and environment from one of horticulture’s most damaging plant pests—the brown marmorated stink bug.
Media statement: Japan reopens market access for live cattle from Australia22495326/08/2016 07:56:15768 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx26/08/2016 07:49:3425/08/2016 14:00:00Japanese authorities have today announced the reopening of the $14.6 million trade in feeder and breeder cattle from Australia, following agreement on improved export certification processes for all consignments.
Report reveals economic importance of Great Artesian Basin22451122/08/2016 00:18:34725 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx22/08/2016 00:13:2121/08/2016 14:00:00​The Australian Government has today released a report examining the significant economic value generated by Great Artesian Basin (GAB) water resources.
Biosecurity actions in Adelaide this weekend22439428/08/2016 21:00:26644 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx19/08/2016 06:37:0718/08/2016 14:00:00The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is fumigating a large warehouse in Adelaide from today until 21 August, following its initial postponement due to severe weather conditions
Biosecurity fumigation postponed due to severe weather23208324/07/2016 21:01:49878 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx24/07/2016 20:55:1122/07/2016 14:00:00Planned fumigation of a warehouse at Dudley Park, Adelaide, has been cancelled for this weekend due to severe weather.
Media statement: Detection of second Asian honey bee nest and varroa mite in Queensland23198022/07/2016 06:00:13853 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx22/07/2016 05:39:5221/07/2016 14:00:00The Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is aware that the presence of varroa mite (Varroa jacobsoni) has been confirmed in a second Asian honey bee nest discovered near Townsville.


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