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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Australian and Queensland governments working together to respond to white spot outbreakhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/australian-and-queensland-governments-working.aspxAustralian and Queensland governments working together to respond to white spot outbreak16/02/2017 13:00:00The Commonwealth and Queensland governments today reaffirmed their shared commitment to support prawn farmers impacted by White Spot virus and pledged to continue to work together to eradicate the disease.
Strengthening the future of Australian horticulturehttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/strengthening-the-future-of-australian-horticulture.aspxStrengthening the future of Australian horticulture12/02/2017 13:00:00The Australian Government has today announced its response to the independent review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct, which will see a range of improvements put in place to address key concerns and ensure the ongoing sustainability and productivity of
35% reduction in bycatch trialhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/ruston/Pages/Media-Releases/35pc-reduction-in-bycatch-trial.aspx35% reduction in bycatch trial11/02/2017 13:00:00A new bycatch device has delivered impressive results that will improve the sustainability of fishing operations of wild catch prawns in Australia’s Northern Prawn fishery.