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Hook, Line And Sinker On Fishing In The Bay

The Andrews Labor Government today celebrated a major milestone in its work to end commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined fishing and media icon Rex Hunt at Albert Park Angling Club to announce that 33 of the 43..

Anglers Rejoice Boost In Murray Cod Stockings

Nearly a third of the 30 Victorian waters being stocked with Murray cod stockings this summer will receive more fingerlings than last year as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to increase fish stocking to five million. The Target One Million plan for recreational..

Additional Assistance For Fire Affected Scotsburn

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $340,000 in additional assistance for the Scotsburn and Barnawartha communities affected by fires on 19 and 20 December. Support will be provided for local recovery initiatives following fires that destroyed houses, livestock, farming infrastructure and equipment. A $100,000 fund..

Calling Leaders To Safeguard The Dairy, Meat And Seafood Industries

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, is now seeking expressions of interest for the positions of chairperson for both the PrimeSafe and Dairy Food Safety Victoria Boards.

Dairy Food Safety Victoria and PrimeSafe are the independent regulators of the Victorian dairy, meat and seafood industries responsible for ensuring that national food safety standards are met.

Don’t Go It Alone On Drought

Assistance for drought affected farming communities continues to roll out across the state with additional targeted support for those impacted the most by dry conditions. A range of programs are being delivered to support farming communities including farming advice, financial counselling, family support, health programs,..

Fonterra’s $120 Million Expansion Good News For Stanhope Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has attracted and secured a $120 million investment by one of the world’s leading dairy producers and manufacturers. Fonterra will expand its major cheese manufacturing facility, safeguarding 120 existing jobs and generating an additional 30 jobs. Touring the facility in Stanhope..

New Expert Committee To Focus On Improving Animal Welfare

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a group of animal industry and welfare specialists with a broad range of experience to provide advice on animal welfare matters across the state. The new Animal Welfare Advisory Committee is meeting today to discuss a work plan to..

Getting On With Regional Partnerships In Wimmera Southern Mallee

Following the launch of Victoria’s Regional Statement, the Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today met with community leaders, business and local government in Horsham at a Regional Partnerships Stakeholder Forum. The discussions focused on the centrepiece of the Statement, the establishment of nine new..

Program Helps Two Million Children Be Safe Around Dogs

Two million primary school and kindergarten students across Victoria have now been educated in dog safety and what it means to be a responsible pet owner thanks to a landmark Victorian Government program. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford and Member for Oakleigh Steve Dimopoulos today..

It’s All About The Bass, No Trouble At Blue Rock

The Andrews Labor Government today announced new measures to help make Blue Rock Lake one of Victoria’s premier Australian Bass fisheries. Recreational anglers will now have better access to the Lake, near Moe, thanks to changed rules that change horsepower and boat length rules. The..