Category: Minister for Agriculture

More Net Free Fishing At Gippsland River Mouths

Migratory fish in the Gippsland Lakes will have more protection at river mouths when exclusion areas for commercial netting are expanded by 50 per cent under new arrangements to be introduced next year by the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government’s Target One Million plan for improving recreational fishing outlined a ban to commercial net […]

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Electronic ID Tags To Strengthen Livestock Biosecurity

Sheep and goats born in Victoria after 1 January 2017 will require an electronic identification tag. From mid-2017, all saleyards, abattoirs and knackeries will be required to scan electronic tags of sheep and goats and upload the information to the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) database. This follows the unanimous recommendation of the Victorian Sheep […]

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Hog Deer Hunting Trial On Snake Island

Hunting of hog deer at Snake Island in South Gippsland will be allowed under a two year trial announced today. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the trial, commencing in February 2017, will provide further opportunity for safe and sustainable recreational hunting in the area. Balloted hunting on Snake Island will […]

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Growers Given Critical Boost To Manage Fruit Fly

Regional communities across Victoria’s many horticultural regions will be better equipped to actively manage fruit flies thanks to a $6.7 million funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the funding today at an orchard in Ardmona to develop and deliver the Managing Fruit Fly – Regional Grants Program. Fruit […]

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Medicinal Cannabis One Step Closer For Victorian Patients

Victorian patients are one step closer to accessing medicinal cannabis with the Andrews Labor Government’s horticultural trial entering its second phase and a new Independent Medical Advisory Committee now in place. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy to announce the appointment of Professor James Angus AO as the Chairperson of the […]

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Port Phillip Bay Fishers Gather To Celebrate Bay Fishing

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford today welcomed key fishing industry representatives and recreational anglers to the first Port Phillip Bay Conference in Altona. The conference will provide an opportunity to hear fisheries experts talk about the current progress towards the removal of commercial net fishing and the health of key fish species in Port Phillip […]

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More Support For Dairy Farmers And Their Families

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced further support for dairy farmers with $6.7 million of new programs to help them get through the dairy crisis and improve the long term resilience of dairy farm businesses. The total support package has been boosted from the original $4.5 million package in line with community feedback, with […]

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Purring Along With Online Cat Course

The Andrews Labor Government’s plan to boost responsible pet ownership and good animal welfare took another step forward today with the launch of the Responsible Cat Ownership Course. The Responsible Cat Ownership Course is a comprehensive guide for all Victorian cat owners, with information about the legal responsibilities of owning a cat and advice on […]

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Victorian Grain Growers Dominate The World Stage

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today addressed the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) in Melbourne, congratulating industry leaders on their continued export success, generating  in excess of $1.4 billion in 2014-15. The Victorian grains industry is today one of our big export success stories, with $141 million worth of wheat, barley and canola sent to […]

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Andrews Government Invests In Our Young Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government will provide funding  grants to help young farmers boost their skills and become better equipped to face the farming challenges and opportunities of the future. Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available to farmers and farm workers under the age of 35 to help them boost development and career progression in […]

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