National Issues

AUSTRALIAN ABALONE EXPORTS TO CHINA SOAR

Exports of live, fresh and chilled abalone from Australia to China last year soared in value by almost 140 percent. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) had given Gippsland businesses a competitive...

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DAIRY LOANS EXTENDED TO NDP SUPPLIERS

•         Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans in Victoria extended to National Dairy Products (NDP) suppliers •         Subject to agreement by the Victorian Government •         NDP retrospectively cut farm gate milk prices in 2015–16 The Federal Government has agreed...

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AUSTRALIAN MILK POWDER EXPORTS TO CHINA SOAR

Exports of Australian milk powder to China last year jumped in value by nearly 80 percent. The value of exports of fresh and chilled boneless beef from Australia has also increased, surging almost 20 percent in the nine months following the signing of the...

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MILK PRICING CRISIS

May 30, 2016 The government has confidence in the Australian dairy industry and wants to support our farmers while the industry recovers from lower global dairy commodity prices. We have announced a $576 million Dairy Industry Assistance Package to provide short and...

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