Blame for the threat to the survival of the Murray Darling Basin Plan lies squarely at the feet of Ian Hunter and the Weatherill Labor government.
Wine Australia has partnered with Tourism Australia in a $36 million marketing campaign in the USA aimed at boosting interest in Australia as a tourism destination.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority has completed a joint public information campaign with the Vietnamese Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnamese Directorate of Fisheries in Vietnam, as part of efforts to combat illegal foreign fishing in our oceans.
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, has championed Australian agriculture during her trip to the United Kingdom, supported by the National Farmers’ Federation’s trade delegation.
Australian wine exports continue to experience phenomenal growth with 2017 volumes topping 800 million litres and export value experiencing its highest annual growth since 2004 to reach $2.56 billion.
Strong and demonstrable sustainability and welfare credentials will be critical to Australia’s world- leading livestock and meat industries in the future.
Works have begun on 10 priority wetland sites with the aim of improving the River Murray’s riverine health.
The Turnbull Government will provide an additional $40 million, including at least $3 million in the electorate of Mayo, over the next two years in South Australia to help with critical road network upgrades.
Tony Burke can help rescue the Basin Plan by joining with the Coalition in the new year to support critical legislative amendments necessary for its continued delivery and implementation.
The value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture sector increased by nine per cent to $3 billion in 2015-16, injecting an additional $270 million into rural and regional economies.