Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries

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Agricultural Product Standards Bill Published for Comment

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Fees associated with the control over the sale of agricultural products will be calculated on a cost recovery basis.

This proposal is contained in the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill published for comment in Government Gazette 39099.

Plant Breeders' Rights Drawn Up

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced that all aspects of plant breeders’ rights for the period January 2015 to March 2015 have been processed.

The announcement was made in Notice 693 in Government Gazette 39074.

DAFF Gives Progress Report on Fishing Rights

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has briefed parliament on progress made with the fishing rights allocation process (FRAP).

FRAP 2013, where rights were allocated in eight commercial fishing sectors, was the subject of controversy with allegations and perceptions of irregularities, manipulation, unlawful or arbitrary decision making and un-procedural conduct.

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