Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, recently announced a two-year extension of the ban on all large fishing trawlers in Australian waters. This comes as a blow to large commercial fishing enterprises...

Australian Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Joe Ludwig, has said he had received confidential advice about the “significant risk” of banning a fishing super-trawler, prior to the Australian...

Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced that Australia’s largest fish farm, in Macquarie Tasmania, has the government’s go-ahead. The planned $150 – $200 Million dollar...

Federal minister for Agriculture Tony Burke today announced that an elected Labor government would introduce a National Food Plan, to examine food security, food quality, the affordability of food and...

Australian farmers will be vital players in the drive to secure the world’s food supplies, Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke said on World Food Day (Friday), while...

Federal Agriculture Minister, Tony Burke, has weighed into the supply chain debate, suggesting that farmers fail to receive a fair deal when it comes to the prices they receive. Speaking on Adelaide’s...

Australian culinary icon Margaret Fulton today launched the ‘Canola Edition’ of the Greenpeace True Food Guide, which aims to help consumers avoid buying genetically engineered (GE) food products....

Federal Agriculture Minister Tony Burke told the UN Food and Agriculture Organization overnight that he believes GM crops could play a vital role in coping with a global food shortage and climate change. The...