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Senator the Hon Murray Watt
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Main menu Murray Watt
Speeches & transcripts
Get ready for Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grants
16 November 2022
Australia’s wine and cider producers will be able to access a fourth round of grants to support the wine industry, attract visitors to wine regions and promote agri-tourism.
Joint media release: Australia endorses Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda on Agriculture
11 November 2022
Australia has endorsed the Glasgow Breakthrough Agenda on Agriculture (GBAA) at COP27.
Traceability grants to help grow ag sector
10 November 2022
Applications are now open for the National Agriculture Traceability Regulatory Technology (RegTech) Research and Insights grant round.
LIVEXchange conference shows importance of industry
9 November 2022
The Albanese Government has reaffirmed its ongoing support for the live export cattle industry ahead of the LIVEXchange Conference in Darwin, Australia’s major event for the livestock export industry.
Joint media release: Australia joins forests partnership to drive climate action
8 November 2022
Australia has become a founding member of the Forests and Climate Leaders Partnership, a new international group to accelerate the contribution of forests to global climate action.
Have your say on sustainable funding for biosecurity
7 November 2022
The Albanese Government has released a public discussion paper seeking ideas on a long-term sustainable biosecurity funding model.
Joint media release: Appointment of new Regional Investment Corporation CEO
6 November 2022
A new CEO has been appointed to lead the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC), the Australian Government-backed specialist finance provider for farmers and farm-related small businesses.
Joint media release: Disaster assistance for flood impacted primary producers in New South Wales
4 November 2022
Primary producers affected by ongoing flooding in New South Wales can apply for recovery grants of up to $25,000 as part of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Albanese Budget delivers $6m for Beef 2024
31 October 2022
Central Queensland will benefit from $6 million in funding for Beef 2024, delivered in the Albanese Government’s first Federal Budget, handed down last week.
Joint media release: Second delivery of vaccines arrive in Indonesia
31 October 2022
An additional 3 million doses of foot and mouth disease (FMD) vaccine doses supplied by the Australian Government have arrived in Indonesia.