Department of Agriculture (Australia)

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National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray–Darling Basin: final review

This report documents the final review of the National Partnership Agreement on Implementing Water Reform in the Murray-Darling Basin (the NPA). Clause 34 of the NPA requires that it be reviewed with regard to progress made by the parties in achieving the agreed outcomes 12...
Briefing paper

The effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms

The current drought has renewed longstanding discussions around the emerging effects of climate change on agriculture, and how governments can best help manage climate risk. This publication provides some insight into the issues involved.

Farmer guide to the Dairy Code of Conduct

The Australian government is supporting the dairy industry by implementing clearer and enforceable rules about the conduct of business relationships between farmers and the first purchasers of milk (generally processors). This guide helps farmers better understand the code and how it will affect their business.

Drought in Australia

Drought is an enduring feature of the Australian climate. It is a recurring and challenging experience for farmers and rural communities.The Australian government wants local farmers to continue to be successful and to maintain their competitive advantage.

Demand for farm workers: ABARES farm survey results 2018

This survey report provides an-depth profile of labour demand, recruitment difficulties and future challenges facing farmers. The surveys covered broadacre, dairy and vegetable industries across all states, together with irrigated cotton and fruit and nut farms in the southern Murray Darling Basin.