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Australian Agriculture to Capitalize on Blockchain with New Roadmap (168)  2020-02-17
The federal government-released ‘National Blockchain Roadmap’ discusses how industry, government, and researchers can work together over the next five years to create blockchain-derived benefits and help realize the government’s goal of making Australia “a leading digital eco..
Public private collaboration biosecurity model on the Australia banana disese outbreak (231)  2020-01-22
Introduced by Kun-Chan Tsai, FFTC e-mail: With the frequent international trades on agricultural goods between countries, the stable benefits to supply and demand sides rely heavily on the biosecurity. For the supply side, an efficient biosecurity management may increase far..
Australia: Cost recovery for a fair and sustainable biosecurity system (211)  2019-12-11
The Department of Agriculture is expanding the range of cost-recovered import measures that support Australia’s biosecurity system. These changes follow consideration of the report of the Biosecurity Imports Levy Industry Steering Committee. The committee supported increasing the breadth of..
Australia: Have your say on the evolution of agricultural levies legislation (159)  2019-11-22
The Department of Agriculture is streamlining and modernising the legislation underpinning Australia’s agricultural levy system to better support agricultural industries. Since the 1990s, Australia’s levy system—and the legislation governing it—has grown in size and comple..
Australia participates in largest Pacific illegal fishing surveillance operation (187)  2019-11-14
Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) represented Australia in Operation Kurukuru, a multinational coordinated regional maritime surveillance exercise targeting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing in the Pacific. Fifteen Pacific nations partici..
Australia: Mandatory import permits for cut flowers from 1 September (371)  2019-08-30
From 1 September 2019, shipments of cut flowers and foliage from Kenya, Colombia and Ecuador, produced using a systems approach, will not be allowed entry to Australia without a valid import permit.  Flowers and foliage treated prior to export by an approved method, such as methyl bromide fu..
Australia free trade deal talks to push for greater access to EU's agriculture markets (1169)  2018-06-12
Australia will push for expanded access to Europe’s agricultural markets in free trade talks with the EU after its member states gave the green light for negotiations to start within weeks. The trade minister, Steve Ciobo, has said Australia would aim for a “high-quality, compreh..
Rain Brings Wheat Relief in Australia's west (1213)  2018-06-12
Relieved farmers in Australia's export-focused west are celebrating good rainfall at the end of the winter wheat-planting window, although conditions remain parched in the eastern states. The rain has provided relief to some parts of the country after difficult conditions threatened to cut cr..