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Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston

Senator the Hon. Anne Ruston was sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources on 21 September 2015.

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Horticulture, wine and fisheries to benefit from lowered backpacker tax rateshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/lowered-backpacker-tax-rates.aspxHorticulture, wine and fisheries to benefit from lowered backpacker tax rates26/09/2016 14:00:00The proposed 32.5 per cent tax rate that was to apply to working holiday visa holders will be reduced to 19 per cent, the Turnbull Coalition Government announced today.
WET consultation hits major wine stateshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/WET-consultation-hits-major-wine-states.aspxWET consultation hits major wine states19/09/2016 14:00:00The Turnbull Government is holding meetings with representatives from state and regional wine associations and local winemakers as part of its consultation on the implementation of tightened eligibility criteria for the wine equalisation tax (WET) rebate.
Threatened Species Dayhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/threatened-species-day.aspxThreatened Species Day06/09/2016 14:00:00On Threatened Species Day, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston has highlighted the positive difference that is made when industry, scientists and regulators work together to protect threatened species.