Live Export Company Emanuel Exports Licence Cancelled Following Investigation

Australia’s largest live export company has had its licence cancelled, after a “thorough investigation” revealed it breached animal welfare standards. The Federal Agriculture Department released a statement last night, stating it had stripped the exporter of its export licence after it investigated a series of disastrous voyages to the Middle East. The department suspended Emanuel’s…

Transport Network Work to Boost Services for Remote Bidyadanga Community

Connectivity for services in the remote Bidyadanga community is set to improve with upgrades to the transport network. The State Government will seal the final 5.45 kilometres of Bidyadanga Access Road connecting Great Northern Highway south of Broome to the community, along with improving the local airstrip to boost access to the community. “Sealing the…

Livestock Farmers Want McCarthy Recommendations Implemented in Face of Live Trade Ban Calls

A WA farmers group has called for recommendations into the live sheep trade to be implemented, despite State Government claims the McCarthy report’s measures were “not going to be enough.” Pastoralists and Graziers Association’s (PGA) policy advisor Ian Randles said implementing the McCarthy report’s recommendations would be a “really good start” that would lead to…

Beekeeping Course Set to Grow WA Jobs, Honey Production

A Beekeeping traineeship will be offered for the first time in Western Australia, in an effort to support the state’s high demand honey industry. The State Government will establish a Certificate III in Beekeeping to produce workers with a high level of skills to maintain the high quality of Western Australian honey production. “By listening…

Aerial Survey to Develop Knowledge of Water Resources For Peel Project

The State Government will build a knowledge of groundwater systems to develop potential water resources for its Transform Peel project through an aerial geophysical survey. An airborne electromagnetic survey will begin on Wednesday to assess the quality of the groundwater and model potential impacts of future groundwater abstraction on users and water dependent ecosystems. “This…

New Funding to Expand WA Produce Markets

Western Australian growers will get a boost under new funding to improve market opportunities for WA produce. The $1.5 million Horticultural Research Recovery Fund will help growers to find new international and domestic markets for WA grown produce. It will enable industry and government to open up new opportunities in food processing and international markets.…