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Australian MPs visit to discuss biosecurity and water use

Published: Fri 21 Jul 2017 05:43 PM
Australian MPs visit to discuss biosecurity and water use efficiency
A delegation from the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources is visiting New Zealand 23-27 July 2017. The visit is part of an annual exchange of select committees between New Zealand and Australian Parliaments.
New Zealand’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, is pleased to host this visit.
“The Australia-New Zealand agriculture and science relationship is very significant. This visit will enable the parliamentary delegation to cover important inquiry topics for Australia with New Zealand’s Primary Production Committee members as well as New Zealand academic, farming and business sectors. It is an opportunity to share information of mutual benefit.”
The delegation is led by Rick Wilson MP and will to discuss and having meetings in New Zealand biosecurity, especially honey bees; New Zealand’s approach to country of origin food labelling, water use efficiency in agriculture, and agricultural innovation.
In 2016 Australia was New Zealand’s largest primary sector export destination and is New Zealand’s largest source of imported primary sector products. As at late June 2016, two-way trade of primary sector products was valued at $6.6 billion.

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