Category: Minister for Agriculture

Medicinal Cannabis Industry Sprouts Jobs Growth

Victoria continues to lead the way in developing a robust medicinal cannabis export industry, securing a $30 million investment by Cannatrek, creating up to 75 new local jobs in Shepparton and Latrobe University. Fast-growing start up Cannatrek is expanding its Australian production and manufacturing capacity in Victoria, through a strategic partnership with the listed Canadian […]

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Victoria – The Medicinal Cannabis Capital Of Australia

Cronos Australia will call Victoria home for its Asia-Pacific headquarters and establish a state-of-the art research and development centre, expecting to create around 120 new jobs. Together, with support from the Andrews Labor Government and leveraging advanced intellectual property from Canada’s The Cronos Group, Cronos Australia will establish a local cultivation, manufacturing and research facility […]

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Bush Food Trials To Explore A New Agricultural Industry

Some of Victoria’s oldest flavours will soon be accessible to dining tables across the world, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government grant to expand the bush food industry on the Great South Coast. Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced the $30,000 Food Source Victoria grant, which will allow WG Enterprises to start supply […]

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Tails Wagging With Seymour Greyhound Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering for much loved Greyhounds with funding announced today for the Greyhound Adoption Centre in Seymour. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes was in Seymour to announce the Labor Government’s $50,000 grant for the Greyhound Adoption Centre which will see the centre completely refurbished. The funds will contribute […]

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Supporting Animal Welfare Groups Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our hardworking and valued animal shelters and rescue organisations with increased funding announced today. The funding has been awarded as part of the first round of grants administered by Animal Welfare Victoria and is the sixth round of grants supported by the Government’s Animal Welfare Grants […]

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Funding Boost To Keep Game Hunting Safe And Sustainable

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to the Game Management Authority to ensure hunting remains safe, responsible and sustainable this hunting season, and in future seasons. The Game Management Authority (GMA) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation of game hunting in Victoria. It promotes sustainability and responsibility in game hunting and […]

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Backing Our Dairy Farmers In Northern Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with supporting our dairy farmers in Northern Victoria with funding for an industry-led project aimed at boosting jobs, training and skills across the sector. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes visited a dairy farm in Mooroopna today with representatives from Dairy Australia and Murray Dairy to […]

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Grants Boost For Victoria’s Artisanal Producers

Victoria’s best artisanal producers will be supported to employ more staff, upgrade equipment and grow their businesses to take Victorian produce to the world, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today visited Blue Tongue Berries in Seymour, who received support through the first round of the Labor Government’s […]

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Supporting Our Drought Affected Farmers In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support drought affected farmers in the Gippsland region, with ongoing assistance for on-farm infrastructure grants, education, family and mental health support. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes visited farms today in the Wellington and East Gippsland Shires to hear first-hand how farming businesses and communities are managing the drought […]

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Helping People Spend Quality Time With Their Pet Greyhound

Victorian families soon won’t have to muzzle their pet greyhound when they take them out for a walk or to the park for a play, thanks to new regulations that will come into force in the coming weeks. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes met with Greyhound Racing Victoria at their Greyhound Adoption Program Café to […]

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