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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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Horticulture sector independent review released

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

The Turnbull Government has today released the independent review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct, which identifies key areas of improvement ahead of a new Code.

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Heywire sparks bright future for young rural Australians

Today 45 young people will gather in Canberra to share their ideas, aspirations and experiences in rural and regional Australia as part of the 2016 ABC Heywire Youth Summit.

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Never bean a better year for pulse producers

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, has welcomed the International Year of Pulses 2016 as a chance for all Australians to discover more about the valuable contribution these crops make to agriculture and our economy.

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Australian wine exports surge to $2.1 billion

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, and South Australian Senator Anne Ruston welcomes news that the value of Australian wine exports has surged 14 per cent to $2.1 billion in 2015, reaching its highest value since October 2007.

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