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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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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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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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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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