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Hort Innovation News – May 2020

Hort Innovation’s update on activities under COVID-19 Hort Innovation CEO, Matt Brand, has released an open letter to the horticulture sector providing an update on everything Hort Innovation has been doing to adapt their activities and manage the risk for industry in...

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COVID-19 Resources 5

COVID-19 Case Study A case study has been undertaken by the Avocado industry which you might find useful for if/when there is a positive Covid on a hort farm. https://www.avocado.org.au/public-articles/covid-19-workplace-examples/ WorkSafe Victoria WorkSafe Victoria...

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Young Farmers scholarships now open

7th May 2020 The Minister for Agriculture, Jaclyn Symes announced the 2020 Upskill and Invest - Young Farmers Scholarships open for applications. You could receive up to $10,000! Each scholarship recipient is eligible to receive up to $5,000 for training and study...

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Small Business and Bushfire Recovery Grants

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants The Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program has two funding streams which, together, will support events, concerts, festivals and visitor attractions in fire affected regions to assist with recovery efforts and...

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COVID-19 Resources 4

Safe Work Australia The Safe Work Australia website has been updated to provide a central hub and a single source of information for workplace health and safety guidance and tools to help Australian businesses return to work safely and confidently. It includes...

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COVID-19 Resources 3

Continue to be vigilant Even with the improved and stabilising situation, all must remain vigilant in what we do and cannot afford to become complacent or satisfied with what has been achieved. All businesses must continue to modify and adapt their mode of operation...

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COVID-19 Resources 2

Economic Response to the Coronavirus The Australian economy is resilient and we are well placed to navigate the economic implications arising from the Coronavirus. The Government has moved quickly to put in place health measures to protect the Australian community...

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COVID-19 Resources 1

COVID-19 Workplace Guide The Australian agriculture industry faces a complex and dynamic challenge as the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continue to unfold across Australia. The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Workplace Guide contains basic advice...

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Embedding Climate Adaptation in Agriculture

Overview / Introduction The North East Catchment Management Authority is committed to assisting farming businesses make important management decisions based on predicted climate scenarios for the region. Private land holders manage around 50% of the catchments in the...

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Increase to Chestnut Levy – Emergency Plant pest Response

Please click the following links for information on the Emergency Plant Pest Response levy on chestnuts. Two sets of primary industries regulations were registered on the 16th December.  The links on ComLaw are: Primary Industries (Excise) Levies Amendment (Sweet...

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Media Release – Cool Your Chestnuts

MEDIA RELEASE “COOL YOUR (CHEST) NUTS”  Harvesting of the 1,000 tonnes chestnut crop has commenced in some parts of Australia and will continue through until late April. “‘Cool your (chest) nuts’ is the one single message that the Australian Chestnut industry wants...

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Chestnut Nutrition and Health Fact Sheet

Chestnuts Australia Inc. and Nuts for Life recently provided information to the Dietitians Association of Australia to support production of the following nutrition and health fact sheet.  Please CLICK HERE to view the fact sheet.

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