Category: Minister for Agriculture

Grants Available For Storm Hit Sunraysia Growers

Growers in Victoria’s Sunraysia region are being urged to apply for a Clean Up and Restoration Grant if they were directly affected by the Remembrance Day storms in November 2016. Grants of up to $25,000 are being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The Grants are available to all […]

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Anglers Celebrate Record Trout Stocking In 2016

A record of more than 844,000 trout and salmon were stocked into Victorian waterways during 2016 to improve recreational fishing opportunities for freshwater anglers and boost participation. A wetter than average spring helped beat the previous record of 706,000 set in 2010 – also a year that saw drought breaking rain fill many lakes and […]

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Nationals To Send Wild Dog Control Backwards

Nationals Leader Peter Walsh has admitted that an elected Liberal-Nationals Coalition would privatise wild dog control in Victoria, sending control efforts back decades. Mr Walsh promised the Coalition would use private companies to deliver aerial baiting. Mr Walsh incorrectly claimed the new Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee had no landholder representation. In fact, expressions of […]

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Backing Portland, Boosting Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a new skills training program at Porthaul’s Portland facility which will create 50 new jobs and safeguard another 40. The Labor Government’s investment will allow the delivery of an intensive in-house training program for new truck drivers which will focus on the areas of logistics, rostering, basic mechanics and […]

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Young Farmers Given Opportunity To Thrive

Twelve young farmers from across Victoria have received scholarships of up to $10,000 to go towards agricultural training and study thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, announced the winners of the second Young Farmers Scholarship Awards in a ceremony at the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne today. Each recipient will receive […]

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Swan Hill Abattoir Expansion Means More Local Jobs

Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today toured the $15 million upgrade and expansion of Swan Hill Abattoir in a show of the Andrews Labor Government’s support for the project which is creating 75 new jobs. The Labor Government helped secure Swan Hill Abattoir’s $15 million investment in the expansion, which will also […]

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Pets In Hot Cars Are Not Cool

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to prevent animal abuse in hot weather by updating its animal welfare legislation to ensure Inspectors can crack down on cruelty even faster this summer. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, is also sounding a warning to pet owners who neglect their furry loved ones by leaving them in […]

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70 New Jobs For Stawell

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the creation of 70 new jobs in Stawell, announcing funding for Nectar Farms that will see the development of a large-scale, high-tech hydroponic glasshouse facility. The project will provide job opportunities for affected workers from the closed Stawell Gold Mine. Nectar Farms have now successfully obtained the land from […]

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2017 Duck Season Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has today announced arrangements for the 2017 duck hunting season. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford confirmed that the season will commence on Saturday 18 March, and will last 12 weeks, closing on Monday 12 June. The bag limit, as per standing regulations, will remain at 10 birds per person per day. […]

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Community Recovery Fund And Grants For Primary Producers Affected By Mildura Storms

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the activation of a Community Recovery Fund and Recovery Grants for eligible primary producers directly affected by the November Storms in the Mildura region. Minister Keenan said the Recovery Grants of up to $25,000, and a Community Recovery Fund of $120,000 […]

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