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National call for mechanical fuel load reduction tenders

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
NSW Minister for Primary Industries and NSW Minister for Lands and Water, Niall Blair​​

A $1.5 million national tender to fund three mechanical bushfire fuel reduction trials is now open.

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Talking with communities in the Torres Strait

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, will be in the Torres Strait over the coming days to talk with community members, traditional owners, commercial fishers, and the Torres Strait Regional Authority's (TSRA) board about fishing in the region.

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Exciting time for Australian agriculture

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, will join industry and academia at the Outlook 2016 conference to examine the future of agriculture.

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Coalition committed to securing a strong future for forestry

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, has a strong message for the forestry industry when she addresses the Australian Forest Product Association dinner tomorrow night. 

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Independent report identifies improvements to illegal logging regulations

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Minister for Small Business and Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Assistant Cabinet Secretary and Assistant Minister for Finance, Dr Peter Hendy MP​

The Australian Government has today released the independent review into the impact of illegal logging regulations on Australian businesses.

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Performance assessment of WA Regional Forest Agreement to ensure strong outcomes

The Australian and West Australian governments have agreed to a scoping agreement for the planned third five-yearly review of the Regional Forest Agreement for the South-West Forest Region of Western Australia.

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Opportunities abound for WA’s agriculture sector

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, will join industry leaders, producers and researchers in considering how Western Australia’s agriculture sector can better harness the opportunities of the digital age.

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Working with industry to advance the forestry sector

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, today chairs the 6th Forest Industry Advisory Council (FIAC) meeting to discuss issues affecting the sector.

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Have your say on fisheries and aquaculture regulation

The Australian Government is calling for ideas on how to streamline regulation affecting Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors in submissions to a Productivity Commission inquiry.

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Research relocation a cause for celebration

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, today welcomed the Coalition Government delivering on its commitment to relocate government rural research agencies closer to regional Australia. 

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