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Appointment of interim APVMA CEO

Barnaby Joyce has announced the appointment of former Howard Government advisor Dr Chris Parker as interim CEO of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

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Does Barnaby Joyce know what his Department is doing?

So that Barnaby Joyce cannot plead the “I knew nothink” defence again, below is information his Department released yesterday about the conduct of a review into the importation of prawns and prawn products, and changes to the suspension arrangements.

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Barnaby Joyce's latest pork barrelling boondoggle

Barnaby Joyce’s so-called Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is a $28 million boondoggle and the latest pork barrelling exercise of a Deputy Prime Minister in political trouble and without a strategic plan for Australian agriculture or the regions.

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Turnbull-Joyce Government continue to cut ag R&D funding

Last week’s budget saw the Turnbull-Joyce Government continue to cut funding for agricultural research and development.

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Lack of workers in horticulture sector is alarming

As predicted by Labor during the backpackers tax debate, revelations that a quarter of Australia’s vegetable growers cannot find enough workers to pick and pack their produce is alarming.

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Transcript - Radio Interview - ABC Central West - 12 May 2017

SUBJECTS:  Labor’s budget response, Rural Investment Corporation.

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Labor announces $1 billion in responsible budget savings

Labor tonight announces a further $1 billion of savings to add to our existing responsible measures to repair the Budget in a fair way.

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APVMA performance plummets further

Today the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) released its March 2017 quarterly report showing that timeframe performance has dropped significantly.

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Transcript - Sky News PM Agenda - Wednesday, 10 May

SUBJECTS: Budget 2017, Medicare levy, Bank levy, inland rail, welfare recipient drug testing.

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Hunter and Central Coast miss out in Federal Budget

Hunter and Central Coast Labor Members of Parliament expressed disappointment that our regions have been forgotten in this year’s budget.

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