The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the passing of the Queensland Government’s Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill that legislates farm debt mediation in Queensland.
Nine small and medium businesses will share in more than $800,000 in initial grant funding to develop innovative solutions to challenges in water markets and biosecurity, as part of the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).
The Federal Government is strengthening its borders to place tighter controls on imported food, to better protect Australians from food safety and health risks.
Employing biosecurity practices to reduce the risk of every day threats from endemic diseases and, just as importantly, from rare but costly exotic disease incursions.
Australia’s biosecurity system has been further strengthened, with the introduction of legislation that will provide additional safeguards, both by air and by sea, to protect our $60 billion agricultural industries.
The response to the outbreak of white spot disease in Queensland’s south-east will be boosted by up to $1.74 million in federal funding.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has welcomed a report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) that outlines the successful implementation of Australia’s new biosecurity legislation in 2016.
Agriculture Victoria is urging Yarra Valley grape growers to report any suspected signs of phylloxera infestations on their property.