The 2017-18 Budget continues initiatives focused on supporting NSW exporters, who account for 42 per cent of all Australia’s services exports, attracting international investment into NSW, and developing strategic industries such as defence.
Coffs Harbour’s Professional Fishermen’s Association is receiving a $109,225 Australian Government grant to conduct a market study into the feasibility of shipping live eels to China using a specialised live seafood e-commerce platform.
Ten businesses from the Latrobe Valley and broader Gippsland area recently met face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies as part of a Victorian Government trade mission that will help the region’s economy to diversify and grow.
The Victorian Government is supporting beef producers in Gippsland to find export markets to expand their business.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Minister for Small Business and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, took part in an employment roundtable with Riverina locals in the agricultural sector.
WA Premier Mark McGowan and WA Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan will join key agriculture industry stakeholders for the third of the WA Government's Industry Engagement Consortiums, focused on creating jobs and fostering economic growth in agribusiness.
Strengthened powers will enable authorities to hold food at the border if there are reasonable grounds to suspect it possesses a serious risk to human health.
Farm businesses in Victoria rebuilding from the downturn in dairy prices and drought in 2016 will benefit from an additional $30 million in concessional loans funding from the Federal Government.