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Joyce's behaviour full of irony

As another smoke and mirrors exercise, Barnaby Joyce "officially opened" an "interim" Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) office in Armidale today.

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Joyce must act in support of rural women

For the first time in 22 years the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) will charge rural women to attend its annual Rural Women's Award Dinner.

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Government backflips on legal centre funding

Today's announcement of a reversal in cuts to Community Legal Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services is welcome news and I thank all those who joined the campaign.

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Turnbull owes APVMA scientists an explanation on March for Science Day

Today, Malcolm Turnbull owes the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) scientists an explanation as to why he is happy to disrespect and undermine their expertise and skills by supporting the pork barrel relocation to Barnaby Joyce’s own electorate.

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TRANSCRIPT- ABC CANBERRA RADIO - FRIDAY, 21 APRIL

SUBJECTS: APVMA relocation, Kareena Arthy resignation, decentralisation.

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APVMA pork barrel a growing disaster

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) CEO Kareena Arthy's decision to leave the organisation is a huge blow to existing staff, Agvet companies, farmers and for all those who rely on its regulatory work.

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Transcript - ABC Radio Capricornia - Thursday, 20 April

SUBJECTS: Visit to Rockhampton region, disaster funding, Decentralisation, APVMA.

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Biosecurity talks

Today I met with Queensland Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne to discuss the challenges faced by Australia's biosecurity framework.

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Decentralisation: All headline no substance

Labor’s Spokesperson for Rural and Regional Australia, Joel Fitzgibbon, and Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Services, Stephen Jones, have criticised Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash’s plan to push for decentralisation of Government departments without a firm commitment to publicly release a cost benefit analysis.

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Scripts won't solve senseless APVMA move stress

Today more astonishing reports have emerged about the extraordinary lengths the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has been forced to go in efforts to manage the dysfunctional forced relocation of the agency from its base in Canberra to Armidale, in Barnaby Joyce’s electorate.

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