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Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
Minister for Agriculture
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Speeches & transcripts
Dairy industry code of conduct to be delivered early
18 October 2019
The Australian dairy industry mandatory code of conduct will come into effect in January 2020, months ahead of schedule.
Making the FHA work better for farmers
17 October 2019
Today the Australian Government introduced improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) that will help more farmers through periods of hardship.
First visa cancellation for biosecurity breach
15 October 2019
Officials at Sydney International Airport have used new legislation to cancel a passenger’s visitor visa for the first time because of a serious biosecurity breach.
Joint Media Release: Detector dog digs into Darwin to guard against African swine fever
11 October 2019
Australia’s readiness to prevent a disastrous African swine fever outbreak has been strengthened with deployment of a detector dog capable of sniffing out potential threats in Darwin.
Joint Media Release: Research to boost Australian agriculture
8 October 2019
Australian farmers will benefit from world-leading research to improve crop resilience and yield.
Joint Media Release: A $20 million show of support for farming communities
4 October 2019
The Coalition Government is delivering on an election promise to help ensure Australia’s regional communities can keep staging great local agricultural shows for decades to come.
Strengthening our borders to stop swine fever
2 October 2019
With African swine fever confirmed less than 700 kilometres from Australia’s northern border Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie is calling for heightened vigilance to keep the disease out.
160,000 reasons to stay ahead in biosecurity race
30 September 2019
The internationalisation of Melbourne’s iconic spring racing carnival owes much of its success to Australia’s equine biosecurity arrangements.
Keeping Australia rabies free
28 September 2019
Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said Australia was fortunate to be free from rabies, a deadly disease that kills dogs and people, but continued vigilance was needed to keep it that way.
Input sought on Middle East sheep exports
27 September 2019
A discussion paper outlining policy options for sheep exports to, or through, the Middle East during the northern summer months is now available for stakeholder comment.