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Growing a sustainable and innovative forestry sector

Celebrating the UN International Day of Forests today, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, acknowledged the vital role forests play in sustaining communities, economies and the environment in Australia and around the world.

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Review of taxation arrangements for Working Holiday Maker visa programme a sensible approach for agriculture

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister, Senator Anne Ruston, and Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Keith Pitt, today welcomed a review into taxation arrangements for the Working Holiday Maker visa programme.

 

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Indonesia sinks the IUU fishing vessel Viking

Just like its namesake from centuries ago, the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) vessel, the Viking, has been ‘buried at sea’ by the Indonesian Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries earlier this week.

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Fisher’s carbon management delivering trees in WA wheatbelt

Member for Curtin and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop
Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston

Member for Curtin, the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, along with Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, commended the Australian fishing industry for its commitment to delivering economic, community and environmental outcomes.

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Put some fish in your dish—this Sustainable Seafood Day

Whether your favourite dish is a bouillabaisse or a fish pie, a bucket of prawns or a dozen oysters, Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister, Senator Anne Ruston, is urging all Australians to choose wisely today on Sustainable Seafood Day.

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Project to train new Authorised Officers gathers PASE

Deputy Prime Minister; Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston

The Coalition Government is investing $800,000 to support horticulture exporters, in particular small exporters, by bolstering the number of industry-based Plant Export Authorised Officers (AOs) by more than one-third.

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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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