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Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

 

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Australian Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was for 15 years that is between 1998 and 2013. It was formed on 21st October 1998 and dissolved on 18th September 2013. Role of Australian Department for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is to improve and continue programs for these industries which confirm to stay competitive, profitable as well as sustainable.

It used to have working employees of 5,185 till April 2013. Staff of this department includes policy officers, economists, veterinary officers, program administrators, communicators, meat inspectors, project managers and researchers.

Department of Agriculture has Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP who is member of New England is the minister of Agriculture in Australia and to support him Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck is appointed has Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture.

Operations of Department of Agriculture:

Australian department of agriculture has planned and worked on the following to achieve success in their planned works.

  • To help and develop agriculture, food, fisheries, forestry industries and implement these policies it has worked with Australian government.
  • Agricultural, pastoral, fishing, food and forest industries
  • Water, soils and other natural resources
  • Rural adjustment and drought issues
  • Rural industries inspection and quarantine
  • Primary industries research including economic research
  • Commodity marketing, including export promotion end agribusiness
  • Commodity-specific international organizations and activities
  • Administration of international commodity agreements
  • Administration of export controls on agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries products
  • Food policy, processing and exports

Entities in Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry:

Following are the entities of Agriculture department in Australia:

Ministers:

  • Minister for Agriculture
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture

Other Portfolio Bodies:

  • Australian Egg Corporation
  • Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  • Australian Landcare Council
  • Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (formerly National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals)
  • Australian Pork Limited
  • Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
  • Australian Wool Innovation Limited
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation
  • Dairy Adjustment Authority
  • Dairy Australia
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation
  • Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation
  • Horticulture Australia Limited
  • Land & Water Australia
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission
  • Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council
  • National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare
  • National Land and Water Resources Audit
  • National Rural Advisory Council
  • Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
  • Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Plant Breeder's Rights Office
  • Quarantine and Exports Advisory Council
  • Primary Industries Ministerial Council
  • Queensland Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel
  • Sugar Research and Development Corporation
  • Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
  • Western Australian Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Wheat Export Authority
Formed 21 October 1998
Preceding Agency Department of Primary Industries and Energy
Dissolved 18 September 2013
Superseding agency Department of Agriculture
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Employees 5,185 (at April 2013)
Agency executive Andrew Metcalfe, Secretary (2013) Conall O'Connell, Secretary (2007‑2013) Joanna Hewitt, Secretary (2004‑2007) Mike Taylor, Secretary (2000‑2004) Ken Matthews, Secretary (1998‑1999)
Child agencies AQIS - Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service ABARE - Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics BRS - Bureau of Rural Sciences Biosecurity Australia AFMA - Australian Fisheries Management Authority Wheat Exports Australia Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Cotton Research and Development Corporation Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Grains Research and Development Corporation Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Sugar Research and Development Corporation Wine Australia Corporation
Website www.daff.gov.au

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