Media releases



Review a breath of fresh Eyre2468815/10/2018 00:42:412118 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx15/10/2018 00:39:0914/10/2018 13:00:00Ministers on the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum have released a review into the Lake Eyre Basin Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), the second since the IGA was signed in 2000 and the first in more than 10 years.
Additional conditions for live sheep exports2441012/10/2018 05:53:133043 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx12/10/2018 05:50:3511/10/2018 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources intends to implement conditions above the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) for live sheep exports departing from 1 November 2018.
Extension of National Carp Control Plan33257611/10/2018 04:22:293333 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx11/10/2018 04:15:5110/10/2018 13:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved a 12 month extension for the development of the National Carp Control Plan.
Inaugural Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer appointment announced4629403/10/2018 22:14:235827 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx03/10/2018 22:07:5103/10/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has today appointed Ian Thompson as Australia’s inaugural Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer (CEBO).
Media statement: Protecting our ag industries from the risk of BMSB4638904/10/2018 01:07:115369 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx04/10/2018 00:01:5803/10/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is working to ensure Australian producers and our $60 billion agricultural industries are protected from the threat of brown marmorated stink bugs (BMSB) this season.
Share the message, save a life on World Rabies Day1489428/09/2018 01:01:085642 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx28/09/2018 00:44:1327/09/2018 14:00:00If you saw a dog with rabies, would you be able to recognise it? If you were suspicious, would you know what to do? World Rabies Day, on 28 September, is a reminder for all Australians to do their part to keep Australia rabies-free.
Support the Australian agriculture sector and share in $286,000 in grants4055327/09/2018 02:20:474080 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx27/09/2018 01:43:0626/09/2018 14:00:00Would a $22,000 grant help you bring your agricultural research project to fruition?
Consultation for a wine export label directory now open3554124/09/2018 01:42:405843 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx21/09/2018 03:54:5520/09/2018 14:00:00Australia’s wine has a growing position on the world stage due to its exceptional quality and hard-earned reputation.
Interim measures for all strawberry exports3279718/09/2018 08:01:323922 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx18/09/2018 07:51:3017/09/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is implementing interim control measures for the export of fresh strawberries.
Australia leading global animal health efforts2952114/09/2018 03:49:205150 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx14/09/2018 03:29:4413/09/2018 14:00:00Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp, is travelling to Europe this week for his first official engagements as President of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) World Assembly.
$1.5 billion for Basin businesses to upgrade water infrastructure2415310/09/2018 05:28:544492 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx10/09/2018 05:26:0809/09/2018 14:00:00Irrigators and businesses across the Murray-Darling Basin now have the opportunity to apply for the Australian Government’s $1.5 billion water infrastructure program.
Media statement: Testing of imported honey 2292612/09/2018 01:13:5710239 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx07/09/2018 04:30:5806/09/2018 14:00:00At the border, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has responsibility for managing biosecurity and food safety risks, including compliance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Second live export licence cancelled2101605/09/2018 03:51:593814 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx05/09/2018 03:46:5304/09/2018 14:00:00Following a show cause process, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has cancelled the livestock export licence of a second exporter, EMS Rural Exports Pty Ltd.
Consultation opens on live export standards1858329/08/2018 23:08:393565 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx29/08/2018 23:04:3729/08/2018 14:00:00The next stage of the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) is open for public comment until 19 September.
Testing and building Australia’s Varroa defence1744729/08/2018 00:14:083629 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx29/08/2018 00:09:1428/08/2018 14:00:00Government and industry stakeholders from across the country are taking part in one of the nation’s largest biosecurity exercises to help Australia bee prepared to manage a potential Varroa mite incursion.
Stronger biosecurity measures to manage stink bug risks1653228/08/2018 00:42:406789 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx28/08/2018 00:37:1227/08/2018 14:00:00Australia has implemented stronger offshore biosecurity measures for the upcoming brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season, to manage risks associated with this significant cargo pest.
Better water quality to flow1303321/08/2018 23:21:374411 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx21/08/2018 23:18:0521/08/2018 14:00:00A joint initiative between the Commonwealth, state, territory and New Zealand governments will help better manage and protect our precious water resources.
Live export licence cancelled1299421/08/2018 22:19:474697 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx21/08/2018 22:05:2220/08/2018 14:00:00Following a thorough investigation and show cause process, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has cancelled the livestock export licence of Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd.
Quick Save and the Bad Seeds1215920/08/2018 00:32:445536 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx20/08/2018 00:23:5619/08/2018 14:00:00A valuable tip-off from a biosecurity-savvy passenger at an overseas airport lounge has led to a number of risky seeds being intercepted at Melbourne Airport.
Media statement: White Spot Syndrome Virus testing at retail outlets1598210/08/2018 08:26:0010115 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx10/08/2018 06:43:3109/08/2018 14:00:00White Spot Syndrome Virus testing at retail outlets
Working with NZ to build traveller biosecurity capabilities42377127/07/2018 00:52:105182 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx27/07/2018 00:28:5826/07/2018 14:00:00Australia and New Zealand have announced an agreement to cooperate on trials of innovative technologies to improve both countries’ biosecurity operations.
Successful progress in the second tranche of groundwater buyback 40487817/07/2018 22:18:256064 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx17/07/2018 22:13:1117/07/2018 14:00:00Solid interest has been attracted in the second tranche of the Australian Government’s Upper Condamine Alluvium ground water buyback.
Second live export licence suspension512611/07/2018 22:29:1612638 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx11/07/2018 20:53:3711/07/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of a second livestock export company.
Live sheep export41851710/07/2018 02:32:494941 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx10/07/2018 02:22:4109/07/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has been notified of an exporter’s intention to export live sheep to the Middle East.
Media statement: Response to Four Corners, 2 July 201841652103/07/2018 09:51:324070 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx03/07/2018 09:39:5802/07/2018 14:00:00
Encouraging results from citrus canker response41555102/07/2018 00:14:558508 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx01/07/2018 23:38:0201/07/2018 14:00:00The strong response to the citrus canker detection in the Northern Territory is delivering important outcomes, as government and industry work together to manage this significant plant health risk.
Four Corners White Spot testing conclusions flawed41607202/07/2018 08:11:074978 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx02/07/2018 07:43:0601/07/2018 14:00:00The department has today received information from University of the Sunshine Coast Professor, Wayne Knibb, which casts serious doubt on the basis of some claims made by Four Corners.
Illegal citrus imports putting Australia at risk41517802/07/2018 21:10:098589 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx28/06/2018 23:04:3328/06/2018 14:00:00The attempted illegal import of citrus budwood through Brisbane Airport demonstrates the significant biosecurity risks Australia faces, with tests now confirming the plant material carried one of the world’s worst citrus diseases.
Condamine Alluvium groundwater buyback nearing halfway41501528/06/2018 04:53:515048 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx28/06/2018 04:50:1427/06/2018 14:00:00The first tranche of the Australian Government's Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium groundwater buyback has recovered almost 16 gigalitres towards the 40.4 gigalitre target, to 31 May.
The great white north seeks alpacas from down under41447526/06/2018 23:43:333122 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx26/06/2018 23:39:0826/06/2018 14:00:00New market access opportunities have opened up for highly sought-after Aussie alpacas, representing a positive step for a small industry with great potential.
Sheep in Western Australia41279925/06/2018 01:37:504607 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx25/06/2018 01:33:0824/06/2018 14:00:00It is necessary to clarify matters raised in media reports.
Media statement: Live export licence suspension41093222/06/2018 06:49:503773 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx22/06/2018 06:39:5721/06/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources today suspended the live export licence of one company.
Flower buff fails to bluff biosecurity officers40495204/06/2018 23:17:518675 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx04/06/2018 23:11:3004/06/2018 14:00:00A man was convicted and fined $1000 at the Northern Territory Local Court on 15 May 2018 for attempting to smuggle plants, bulbs and seeds into Australia.
Media statement: National response to Citrus canker detection40444901/06/2018 02:01:507027 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx01/06/2018 01:20:4031/05/2018 14:00:00Australia has responded swiftly to the recent detections of citrus canker in Northern Territory using established arrangements that are in place to support a rapid, nationally-coordinated response to pest and disease detections.
Media statement: Beef imports from Japan40447401/06/2018 03:37:494369 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx01/06/2018 03:32:0331/05/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has approved the recommencement of chilled or frozen beef imports from Japan.
Rare wild cats have arrived, feline well38458929/05/2018 23:29:146429 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx29/05/2018 23:22:0929/05/2018 14:00:00A rare and unusual species of wild cat native to Africa can now be seen in Australia, with biosecurity officers playing a key role in ensuring the cats arrived safely and did not pose a risk to our environment, plant, animal and human health.
Budding biosecurity risk uprooted in Brisbane37739929/05/2018 01:22:554574 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx29/05/2018 01:18:2228/05/2018 14:00:00Australia’s biosecurity officers have uncovered a significant plant risk at Brisbane Airport, after a passenger was found to be carrying concealed citrus budwood in the inner tubing of a tyre.
Media statement: Single Canine Influenza Virus positive test result at Victorian PEQ40126720/05/2018 09:26:3121543 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx20/05/2018 09:21:4819/05/2018 14:00:00A dog recently imported into Australia has tested positive to Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) at the Post Entry Quarantine (PEQ) facility at Mickleham in Victoria.
Department’s response to McCarthy review40011616/05/2018 23:17:3810138 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx16/05/2018 22:36:1816/05/2018 14:00:00The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources supports the recommendations made by Dr Michael McCarthy in his review of live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern summer
Last biosecurity beagle on Aussie mainland retires after 63 (doggo) years of service39965111/05/2018 02:31:344540 out to me.aspxhtmlFalseaspx11/05/2018 02:23:2610/05/2018 14:00:00oday we celebrate the retirement of the last biosecurity beagle on mainland Australia, highlighting the successful 25-year history of beagles safeguarding our country from exotic pests and diseases.


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