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Media Release: Increasing productivity in Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture industries

The Australian Government has today welcomed the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to identify opportunities to increase efficiency and cut unnecessary and costly regulation in Australia’s $2.6 billion marine fisheries and aquaculture industries.

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Media Release: ​Fair Farms Initiative to ensure a fair go for workers and growers

A new initiative aimed at giving growers in the horticulture sector the tools they need to ensure workers are treated fairly was launched today to restore consumer and public confidence in the sector as an ethical employer.

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Media Release: Election commitments for foresters, fishers and winemakers delivered through Budget

The 2017-18 Federal Budget has delivered on all commitments to Australia's agricultural industries made by the Turnbull Government at the 2016 election.

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Media Release: A perfect oppor-tuna-ty to celebrate an important global fish

World Tuna Day – being celebrated today – is an opportunity to acknowledge one of the most popular and widely consumed fish in the world.

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Media Release: Applying new biosecurity technology to support Australian fisheries

A mobile application that will strengthen Australia’s capability to manage and respond to significant aquatic animal disease incidents has been released by the Australian Government.

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Media Release: Votes pour in for national fish and chips awards ahead of Easter

Thousands of Australians have already cast their votes in the 2017 Australian Fish and Chips Awards, as the nation prepares to dine on seafood during Easter.

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Media Release: Government and industry meet at Deniliquin for agriculture talks

Agricultural industry figures and Australian Government ministers will meet in Deniliquin today to discuss a range of key agricultural issues including water and technology opportunities.

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Media Release: Exposure Draft - Wine Equalisation Tax rebate

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, are inviting wine producers to take part in consultation on the exposure draft legislation to reform the wine equalisation tax (WET) rebate, as announced on 2 December 2016.

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Media Release: New Horticulture Code of Conduct to take effect on 1 April​

Australian horticulture growers will be able to secure fairer returns on their produce thanks to the Coalition Government's new and improved Horticulture Code of Conduct, which will provide a stronger framework to support dispute resolution between growers and traders.

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Media Release: The search for Australia’s best fish and chips

Eating fish and chips is an iconic Australian experience—it's part of our way of life. It's possibly more Australian than a pie at the footy.

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