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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FEDERAL GIPPSLAND MP CALLS FOR SENSIBLE DEBATE OVER GUN LAWS

“The States and Territories have primary responsibility for the regulation of firearms. The Federal Coalition Government will work to find a sensible balance between respecting the rights of registered firearm owners while keeping Australia’s gun laws strong. Mr...

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