Virgil, the 16-year-old warmblood gelding and member of Australia’s medal-winning equestrian eventing team at the Tokyo Olympics, has completed his mandatory14-day quarantine at the Post Entry Quarantine Facility in Melbourne.
The final round of the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants program is now open, with $13 million in grants over two years to help farmers and land managers improve their understanding and management of their soil.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued an infringement notice for $13,320 to a company that contravened subsection 124(2) of the Biosecurity Act 2015. The company has paid the infringement notice.
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring our biosecurity laws keep pace with new and emerging biosecurity threats, with the Biosecurity Amendment (Enhanced Risk Management) Bill introduced into Parliament today.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud has appointed seven non-executive directors to the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) for a three-year term from 1 September 2021.