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Victorian Regional Forest Agreements extended

1 April 2020 The Victorian Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) have been extended by the Australian and Victorian governments, providing certainty for the Victorian forestry industry. The extension of the five RFAs until 20 June 2030 strikes a balance between the sustainable supply of wood, and protecting the biodiversity of our native forests. This is important [...]

By |2020-04-01T16:34:59+11:00April 1st, 2020|Media Releases|


1 April 2020 A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vital medical supplies, medicines and equipment. In addition, around $10 million in Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) levies will also be waived for all [...]

By |2020-04-01T08:25:02+11:00April 1st, 2020|Media Releases|

Have Your Say: Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing

5 March 2020 Consultation is now underway to inform the development of the Commonwealth Fisheries Resource Sharing Framework.  Our Government committed to delivering the framework to provide a clear way to ensure fair access to our shared fisheries resources across the commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishing sectors.  The discussion paper sets out a proposed approach [...]

By |2020-03-05T22:06:40+11:00March 5th, 2020|Media Releases|

Joint Media Release – Assistant Minister for Fisheries and Forestry and Minister for Agriculture – Money grows with trees in Tassie

Friday 28 February 2020 Money grows with trees in Tassie $3.97 million to promote adoption of agroforestry in the Tasmanian Midlands. Integrating trees into farming systems helps boost productivity and profitability Tasmanian agriculture will benefit from the Coalition Government-backed CSIRO project that aims to support farmers adopt agroforestry. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said $3.97 million [...]

By |2020-02-28T12:00:43+11:00February 28th, 2020|Media Releases|

Commonsense prevails: Forestry Win

21 February 2020 Tasmania’s forestry sector has had a major win over the extreme-Greens that have been trying to shut-down the world-leading sector. The Work Health and Safety Regulator has ordered the Bob Brown Foundation to cease all forestry protests, allowing Tasmanian forestry workers to get on with their job. The Prohibition Notice directs the [...]

By |2020-02-21T10:02:38+11:00February 21st, 2020|Media Releases|

Endorsement of Jo Palmer as the Liberal candidate for Rosevears

12 February 2020 Congratulations to Jo Palmer on her endorsement as the Liberal candidate for the Rosevears Legislative Council election. Jo is an outstanding candidate who is well known to all Tasmanians, and I commend her for putting her hand up to run for public office. Her connection to the community will serve her well [...]

By |2020-02-12T11:57:17+11:00February 12th, 2020|Media Releases|

Birmingham and Duniam – Joint Media Release – Getting tourists back into fire-affected regions

11 February 2020 The Morrison Government is backing tourist towns in fire-affected regions through a $10 million tourism events and visitor attractions initiative to support communities and protect local jobs. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said tourism was the lifeblood of many fire-affected communities and the aim of the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants (RTBR) [...]

By |2020-02-12T07:25:36+11:00February 11th, 2020|Media Releases|

Resignation of Bridget McKenzie

3 February 2020 Senator Bridget McKenzie has been an outstanding Agriculture Minister who has delivered for rural and regional Australia. Her dedication, hard-work and tireless commitment to those in our regions is second to none. Having worked closely with Bridget since being appointed as the Assistant Minister for Forestry & Fisheries, I have seen first-hand [...]

By |2020-02-03T10:59:37+11:00February 3rd, 2020|Media Releases|

Birmingham & Duniam – Joint Media Release – Major push to get more business events into fire-affected regions

28 January 2020 Local businesses and event planners are being urged to hold major conferences and events in Australia this year, under a new push by the Morrison Government to support Australia’s tourism industry. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said Tourism Australia’s Event Here This Year campaign was aimed at encouraging organisations to provide a [...]

By |2020-01-28T16:28:28+11:00January 28th, 2020|Media Releases|