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Hunter to commemorate Centenary of Armistice in style

Plans for a number of unique, community-based projects and events to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day in the Hunter electorate have been given a boost thanks to an injection of Federal Government funding through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP).

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APVMA pork barrel now a sick joke

Knowing it would never secure Parliamentary support, in 2016 the Government had Finance Minister Mathias Cormann issue a Government Policy Order (GPO) which forced the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) from Canberra to Armidale.

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Minister anxious to release Moss review

Senate Estimates today confirmed the Moss Review into the culture of the live animal export regulator has been delivered to Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud, but he is choosing not to release it.

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Big sheep boat wins race over Moss review

The release of the Morrison Government’s review into the culture within the live export regulator is now eight weeks late but that hasn’t stopped their approval of a shipment of 130,000 sheep from Perth to Kuwait.

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Speech - National Farmers' Federation Congress - Focusing on our customers and our resource base - The key to sustainable profitability

It’s a pleasure to once again address the National Farmers’ Federation’s National Congress.

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Government's live export regulator report delay unacceptable

Today Minister David Littleproud revealed yet another delay to the release of the Moss Review – commissioned on the back of the shocking footage of animal cruelty on the Awassi Express.

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Transcript - Doors - Canberra - Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The biannual National Farmers Congress kicks off in Canberra today.

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Senate Inquiry into the APVMA

The Senate today supported a Labor motion to establish an inquiry into the independence, effectiveness and responsiveness of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority decision making processes. Government Senators opposed the motion.

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Morrison's zombie visa

The Agricultural visa is now the zombie visa.

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Government has its head in the sand on animal welfare

Debate resumed in the House of Representatives today on my Private Member’s Bill to restore the Inspector General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports.

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