Departmental communiqués

Plant Health Committee

Two main themes interwoven throughout the 43rd meeting included:

  • looking into the future and ensuring appropriate policy settings for continued effective and efficient plant biosecurity management, and
  • a shared responsibility.

Communiqués from the government-industry working group on live animal exports to Indonesia

The group has been established at the request of federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, and follows a meeting between Minister Ludwig, the Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australian ministers, and industry representatives on Friday 10 June 2011.

Avian Influenza

Banana Freckle

Red imported fire ants

Asian honey bees

Four Tropical Weeds and Siam Weed

Cocoa Pod Borer

Branched broomrape

Rice Blast

Australian Landcare Council

Standing Council on Primary Industries

The Standing Council on Primary Industries (SCoPI) was established in September 2011 as part of a new council system for Council of Australian Governments.

Export Certification Reform Package (ECRP)

Australia’s agricultural export industries are working with the government to reform export certification and inspection services through more efficient work practices and improvements in technology. Joint Industry-Ministerial Taskforces for the dairy, fish, grain, horticulture, live animal and meat export industries were set up to deliver the reforms. The ECRP is scheduled to be implemented by 30 June 2011.

Horse meat in Australia

Indonesia-Australia Partnership on Food Security in the Red Meat and Cattle Sector