AUSVEG awarded grant to develop Vegetable Exporter Business Training program

Training will give horticulture growers the business skills they need to increase the efficiency of their exports to more world markets. A $41,617 grant, for the PASE program, will help horticulture growers get the most out of their exports and boost their business skills by providing access to a tailored exporter training program. It is […]

Registration numbers to be removed from Class 3 livestock vehicle permits

National Operation Advice (NOA) from the NHVR will remove the requirement to include registration numbers from Class 3 Livestock Vehicle permits. Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the NOA would be implemented from 1 December 2020, following advocacy from the Australian Livestock and Rural Transport Association (ALRTA). “Current provisions of […]

Australia to NZ Export Plan claimed as a win by Ag Minister

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the signing of the Australia-New Zealand Export Plan represented a significant market access win for Australia’s fruit and vegetable export industries. Littleproud said Australia’s $170 million horticultural export industry to New Zealand had been put into place with the aim to reduce what he called red tape and regulatory burden. […]

ALRTA opposes expansion of primary producer registration

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has written to Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Hon. Mark Bailey MP, opposing a proposal to extend the primary producer concession scheme for heavy vehicles. ALRTA understands that the Department of Transport and Main Roads is currently investigating options for sharing of concessionally registered vehicles […]

ATA slams $3.6 billion tax on freight and jobs

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has slammed the Australian Logistics Council’s proposed operator licensing system, which it says would be a $3.6 billion tax on freight and jobs.   In its response to the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law, the ALC proposed a National Operator Standard, which would impose massive costs on trucking operators.  […]

NSW Farmers group make their position clear in reference to Koala regulations

After enduring a year of significant uncertainty regarding the NSW Government’s koala regulations, all stakeholders must come together in 2021 to find a lasting solution which protects koalas and allows for sustainable farming businesses. In an after-the-buzzer announcement, the Premier and Deputy Premier have scrapped the new State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), reverted to the […]