Media Releases

Media Releases

Media Releases

Media Releases

SECURING THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE

A re-elected Coalition Government will build on its $1.7 billion investment in agriculture since 2021 to create new jobs and prosperity in our regions and help the industry achieve its goal of reaching $100 billion farm gate output by 2030.

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REEF WATERS IMPROVE THANKS TO FARMERS

Queensland farmers have received high praise after the state’s latest Reef Water Quality Report Card showed continued improvement in nitrogen and fine sediment entering the Barrier Reef lagoon.

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VEGAN FOOD PACKAGING FOCUS OF INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS

Mandatory food labelling requirements and a far-reaching review of Australia’s food standards regulator are among nine recommendations made today (Thursday) by a Senate Inquiry into meat definitions which could have major ramifications for the plant protein and non-dairy “milk” industries.

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$1 BILLION FOR GREAT BARRIER REEF RESILIENCE

North Queensland-based Senator and Special Envoy for Northern Australia, Susan McDonald has hailed as a big win for farmers news that $1 billion in federal funding for the Great Barrier Reef would include examining urban water runoff.

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NORTHERN AUSTRALIA STATEMENT

For a nation where just 1.3 million people—5.3 per cent of our population—live in the top 51 per cent of the nation, a casual observer could be forgiven for wondering why we’d prioritise the development of northern Australia. Surely it is too hot, too wet, too dry and too unpopulated to care about, but, for those of us who live, work, or invest in northern Australia, the reality is that it is the part of the nation that has the true potential to deliver the increase of food and fibre production, essential minerals for our new economy, unique and wonderful tourism destinations, defence placement and Indigenous community connections.

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FEDERAL CASH FOR COUNTRY COUNCILS

Newly named Special Envoy for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, has pledged to use her position to focus on supply chains – particular within the corridors of growth previously announced by the Morrison Government, regional internet connectivity, new water projects and services that make living in regional centres possible such as child care and aged care.

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