The Department of Agriculture 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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Agriculture Ministers' Forum

Fisheries Ministers’ Meeting

  • Communiqué – Fifth meeting of Fisheries Ministers – 15 February 2019
  • Communiqué – Fourth meeting of Fisheries Ministers – 1 December 2017
  • Communiqué – Third meeting of Fisheries Ministers – 31 March 2017
  • Communiqué – Meeting of Fisheries Ministers – 29 April 2016
  • Communiqué – Australian, New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Northern Territory Governments – December 2014

Forestry Ministers’ Meeting

  • Communiqué – Forestry Ministers meet in Adelaide – 18 November 2019
  • Communiqué – Forestry Ministers meet in Melbourne – 15 February 2019
  • Communiqué – Forestry Ministers meet in Melbourne – 1 June 2018
  • Communiqué – Forestry Ministers meet in Adelaide – 1 December 2017
  • Communiqué– Forestry Ministers meet in Launceston – 30 August 2017
  • Communiqué – Meeting of Australian Forestry Ministers – 31 March 2017

Asian honey bees

Avian Influenza

Banana Freckle

Branched broomrape

Browsing ant

Bushfire Roundtable on Agriculture

Chestnut Blight

Citrus Canker

Cocoa Pod Borer

Comprehensive review of Agriculture's cost recovery arrangements

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus

Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in Queensland

Cut flowers and foliage imports

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

Macao Paper Wasp on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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.

Quarantine Regulators Meeting

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 programs

Varroa jacobsoni eradication response plan

Last reviewed: 17 January 2020
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