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Illegal logging laws up for examination

The review of the Australia-wide regulation to combat illegal logging and its associated trade is now open for consultation. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the review of the Illegal Logging Prohibition Regulation 2012 presents an opportunity to strengthen Australia’s illegal logging laws. “It’s important that our illegal logging laws operate efficiently, [...]

By |2021-07-23T10:11:14+10:00July 23rd, 2021|Media Releases|

Seafood exports to scale up

An $888,000 grant from the Australian Government has been awarded to Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to develop and expand markets for Australian seafood exports. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the grant would develop and deliver the industry’s Export Market Strategic Plan. “This [...]

By |2021-07-22T09:57:00+10:00July 22nd, 2021|Media Releases|

Fence-sitting Labor won’t fight for jobs

Assistant Minister Jonno Duniam said Labor’s federal candidate for Braddon has shown he does not have the strength to stand up for the local community.* “Chris Lynch has refused to say whether or not he supports mining company MMG and the Rosebery community,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “The mining industry employs hundreds of hardworking men [...]

By |2021-07-20T14:51:17+10:00July 20th, 2021|Media Releases|

Boost for recreational fishing, camping and boating facilities in Western Australia

Three projects in Western Australia will receive over $900,000 in grants to upgrade facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and reversing bays, under the Morrison Government’s $20 million Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the Recreational Fishing and Camping Facilities Program would deliver $20 million [...]

By |2021-07-12T09:08:36+10:00July 12th, 2021|Media Releases|

Report shows 28% increase in Australia’s ocean economy

Australia’s marine industry contributes more than $80 billion annually to the national economy, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). The AIMS Index of Marine Industry is a biannual update of the value the marine sector provides to Australia’s wealth by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by the Australian [...]

By |2021-07-02T09:08:50+10:00July 2nd, 2021|Media Releases|

Welcoming stronger governance standards for charities

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam has welcomed strengthened laws to ensure that Australian charities do not engage in or promote serious unlawful acts of trespass, vandalism, theft and assault and threatening behaviour. “Our Government strongly supports the right to peaceful, lawful protest – it is one of our key democratic principles,” Assistant [...]

By |2021-06-25T17:01:43+10:00June 25th, 2021|Media Releases|

Victory for sustainable forestry industry

Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the High Court’s decision today is a victory for Tasmania’s sustainable forestry industry. “The so-called ‘Great Forest Case’ is dead in the water, and the real winner is the forestry industry and the hardworking men and women who work in it,” Assistant Minister Duniam said. “This [...]

By |2021-06-24T13:13:11+10:00June 24th, 2021|Media Releases|

2021 National University Wood Challenge

The Australian Government is partnering with Forest and Wood Products Australia to support research and development into new forestry products through the 2021 National University Wood Challenge. Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonno Duniam said the 2021 National University Wood Challenge would provide prizes of up to $20,000 for university teams of students and [...]