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Coalition to strengthen recreational fishers' voice

 The Coalition is applauding Labor’s announcement of 2 June 2016 that it is committed to stopping super trawlers from entering Australian waters. 

In April 2015 the Coalition banned all super trawlers (boats over 130 metres) from entering Australian waters.

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FIAC Report transforming Australia's forest products industry

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, welcomed today’s release of a Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC) paper that maps out priorities and goals for the future of the Australian forest industry.

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Coalition investment in Forestry R&D and will roll over RFA

Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Mr Andrew Nikolic AM, CSC, MP, Federal Member for Bass

The Turnbull Coalition today announced a $4 million dollar investment for a National Institute for Forest Products Innovation comprising of two research hubs.

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Coalition Investment in oyster industry breeding innovation

Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Mr Eric Hutchinson MP, Federal Member for Lyons 

The Coalition Government has today provided further assistance to the Australian oyster industry to combat the recent incursion of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS).

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Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement delivering for the state

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Tasmanian Minister for Forestry, Peter Gutwein

Tasmania’s Regional Forest Agreement (RFA) has been found to be delivering on its major commitments, and continues to provide a sound framework for the sustainable management of Tasmania’s forests. 

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Wine Equalisation Tax rebate—consultation on implementation

Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Kelly O'Dwyer MP, Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer

The Turnbull Government announced on Budget night our plan to strengthen the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate integrity rules to put the wine industry in a stronger, long-term position.

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Wine Equalisation Tax rebate - improving integrity and growing exports

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O'Dwyer

The Turnbull Government is putting the wine industry in a stronger, long-term position by making a record investment in international and domestic wine promotion, while strengthening Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) integrity rules and reducing the WET rebate. 

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Fisheries ministers meet to discuss industry future

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, will host the second Australian Fisheries Ministers meeting in Melbourne today to discuss the improved management of Australia’s $2.4 billion fisheries and aquaculture industry.

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Fillet Finder nets inaugural Australian Fishackathon prize

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston has congratulated team Fillet Finder for taking out the Australian prize in the inaugural Australian Fishackathon held over the weekend.

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Adelaide a new regional hub for fisheries, grains and wine

Adelaide is now a hub of agricultural research, with the grains and fish research and development corporations increasing their presence in South Australia by opening a joint office at the Adelaide Wine Centre.

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