The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources issues communiques on behalf of industry groups and to provide information on state or national issues.
Subjects of communiques include:
- industry updates
- pests, diseases and weeds.
Online communiques are issued when a decision has been reached or is part of an ongoing action being implemented.
Agriculture Ministers' Forum
Fisheries Ministers’ Meeting
Asian honey bees
Cocoa Pod Borer
Comprehensive review of Agriculture's cost recovery arrangements
Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus
Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus in Queensland
Drywood termite on Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Exotic Fruit Flies in the Torres Strait
Export Certification Reform Package (ECRP)
Australia’s agricultural export industries are working with the government to reform export certification and inspection services through more efficient work practices and improvements in technology. Joint Industry-Ministerial Taskforces for the dairy, fish, grain, horticulture, live animal and meat export industries were set up to deliver the reforms. The ECRP is scheduled to be implemented by 30 June 2011.
Four Tropical Weeds and Siam Weed
Giant Pine Scale (Marchalina hellenica)
Horse meat in Australia
Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector
National Management Group communiques
Panama Disease – Tropical Race 4
Pine nematode (Bursaphelenchus vallesianus) in New South Wales
Plant Health Committee
Two main themes interwoven throughout the
43rd meeting included:
- looking into the future and ensuring appropriate policy settings for continued effective and efficient plant biosecurity management, and
- a shared responsibility.
Red imported fire ants Port Botany Sydney New South Wales
Red imported fire ants South East Queensland
Red imported fire ants - Yarwun, Queensland
Red Witchweed (Striga asiatica)
Tramp ant eradication programmes
Varroa jacobsoni eradication response plan