The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) welcomed the Coalition Government news delivering $20 million to assist prawn farmers.

Coalition Government $20 million package for prawn farmers media release 6th April 2017. MEDIA RELEASE                      MEDIA RELEASE                      MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) welcomed the Coalition Government news delivering $20 million to assist prawn farmers.   The assistance package announced by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby […]

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Commonwealth funds $20 million prawn white spot compensation package

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Coalition-Government-delivers-$20-million-to-assist-prawn-farmers.aspx http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-05-05/prawn-white-spot-compensation-package/8499680 Updated Friday at 16:05 First posted Friday at 15:34 Barnaby Joyce announces the Commonwealth’s reimbursement package. (ABC Rural: Lisa Herbert) The Federal Government and the prawn industry have reached agreement on a $20 million reimbursement package for farmers affected by the white spot outbreak. Late last year the disease was found on seven […]

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It’s time for Barnaby to put up on White Spot

http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2017/4/28/its-time-for-barnaby-to-put-up-on-white-spot Media Statements Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development The Honourable Bill Byrne Friday, April 28, 2017 It’s time for Barnaby to put up on White Spot The liability for the clean-up and on-going costs of the White Spot Disease outbreak in South East Queensland lies squarely at the feet […]

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Paper mountain failed to stop devastating prawn disease

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/paper-mountain-failed-to-stop-devastating-prawn-disease/news-story/2e7e10b9b604ddffaa1058fa76fdb75d?csp=e0afdb00a72e2e09db7ff91d599074d Paper mountain failed to stop devastating prawn disease MICHAEL MCKENNA THE AUSTRALIAN 12:00AM APRIL 20, 2017 A juvenile black tiger prawn with white spot disease. Federal bureaucrats generated up to one million documents during a now criticised fight against the importa­tion of white spot disease that wiped out Queensland’s prawn farming industry and spread […]

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