Media Releases

MEDIA STATEMENT – from the NSW Minister for Agriculture, Tara Moriarty

UPDATE: Response to Avian Flu at Hawkesbury egg farm

- Biosecurity; Ministerial

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT – from the NSW Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty

NSW Government’s Biosecurity plan launched after Avian Influenza detected

- Agriculture; Biosecurity; Ministerial

The NSW Government has enacted its emergency biosecurity incident plan to address the detection of avian influenza in the Hawkesbury district on a poultry egg farm, that has been confirmed as the High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI).

Timber bushfire

$13 million boost to protect softwood timber forests and supplies during bushfire season

- Forestry; Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government has announced a $13 million forestry funding package to provide much needed protection of critical timber supplies in the Murray region in the lead up to the next bushfire season.

NSW Government to modernise rice sector exporting

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government announced today it will introduce a Bill to State Parliament to end statutory rice export marketing (‘vesting’) arrangements by 1 July 2025, heralding a new era of greater opportunity and innovation for the rice industry.

Varroa Development Officers give practical help in NSW

- Biosecurity; Ministerial

Eight new Varroa Development Officers (VDOs) roles in NSW will assist beekeepers to understand how to manage the Varroa mite pest under the National Varroa Management program.

Blaine Farrugia

Livestock vaccine manufactured in NSW for the first time

- Biosecurity; Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government is continuing to invest in and prioritise the biosecurity of NSW, with a cutting-edge emergency animal disease vaccine reaching a major milestone.

eID Tag for sheep and goat

$1 eID Tag for sheep and goat farmers in NSW

- Agriculture; Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government has today announced a discounting program that will make $1 electronic identification (eID) tags available to NSW sheep and goat farmers.

NSW Government supports establishment of Commercial Fishing peak industry body

- Fishing; Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government is delivering on its election commitment by supporting a peak body for the commercial fishing sector.

Griffith Saleyards

Further funding to support NSW saleyards transitioning to sheep and goat eID

- Agriculture; Research & Development; Ministerial

The NSW Government has committed a further $1.4 million to support eligible saleyards in their preparations for Sheep & Goat electronic identification (eID).