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Pilot Programs for management of Asian honeybees and myrtle rust

In a post–Budget announcement on 20 May 2011, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig, said that pilot programs would be designed for the management of Asian honeybees and myrtle rust. This follows the conclusion that the eradication of both species is no longer feasible. The funding of these new programs will be $2 million for the management of Asian honeybees and $1.5 million for the management of myrtle rust. It has not been announced over what timeframe the money will be made available.This funding is separate from the Animal and Plant Pest Eradication Programs detailed in the Budget. It was noted in the Library’s Budget Review 2011-12 on Pests th... Read more...

The Health Budget - a summary of pre-budget speculation and advocacy

On Budget eve, the Government has already made several announcements about the contents of the 2011-12 health Budget. There have been some announcements regarding capital expenditures. These include $220 million to Tamworth Hospital, redevelopments to Mt Gambier and Port Lincoln Hospitals, regional cancer centres for Albury/Wodonga and Geelong, $57 million for regional Western Australia and a Youth Health Hub for Colac.It has also said that a comprehensive dental plan will not be funded this year, although a 'down-payment' will be made. It should be noted that all of the health infrastructure projects that have so far been announced are the result of successful applications to the regional p... Read more...

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