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Media Release: Rugby League builds Australia-PNG partnership

Australia and Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister’s XIII representative teams hit the field yesterday, demonstrating the strong relationship the two nations share.

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Media Release: International Whaling Commission rejects proposal to resume commercial whaling

The Australian Government welcomes the International Whaling Commission’s rejection of a proposal to overturn the global moratorium on commercial whaling. The Commission also rejected attempts to weaken its decision-making rules and establish catch-limits for commercial whaling.

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Media Release: Visit to Brazil for International Whaling Commission Meeting

I will travel to Florianópolis, Brazil, from 8 to 10 September 2018 to lead Australia’s delegation at the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

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Media Release: Australian Support for Nauru's Development

Several new bilateral aid investments were announced today between Australia and Nauru, delivering social, medical, and civic benefits to the people of Nauru.

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Joint Media Release: Visit to Nauru for Pacific Islands Meeting Forum

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, will travel to Nauru from 3 to 5 September 2018 to represent Australia at the 49th Pacific Islands Forum.

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Joint Media Release: Loxton forum celebrates River Murray grant outcomes

River Murray irrigators, regional businesses and community members will come together today at Loxton to celebrate the outcomes and projects generated by the $265 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program.

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Joint Media Release: Science and innovation protecting our magnificent seabirds

A research project led by the commercial fishing industry has resulted in a 90 per cent reduction in seabird interactions during trials.

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Joint Media Release: Tropical Rock Lobster Fishery Management Plan to be considered by the Protected Zone Joint Authority​

After listening to the concerns of the Torres Strait community and commercial fishers, the Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) will consider implementing a Tropical Rock Lobster (TRL) Fishery Management Plan by 1 December 2018.​

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Media Release: Responsible management of Southern Bluefin Tuna

The Australian Government's unwavering objective is to ensure the continued rebuilding of the Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) stock and to minimise the wastage of caught fish, according to Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston.

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Joint Media Release: Future of our marine parks secured

The Senate has today endorsed the Turnbull Government's world-leading marine park management plans, securing the future of these incredible marine habitats for generations to come.

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