Please find below a list of useful websites and phone numbers for drought assistance and water conservation measures: National Horticulture Australia www.horticulture.com.au/drought Centrelink Drought Assistance Helpline 13 23 16 Centrelink Farm Help 1800 050 585 Primary Producers Assistance www.farmbis.gov.au Federal Department of Agriculture www.daff.gov.au Farm Help www.daff.gov.au/farmhelp EC declared area support www.centrelink.gov.au Drought Force Hotline 1800 004 226 Department of Water Land & Biodiversity Conservation (DWLBC) www.dwlbc.sa.gov.au/murray/rivercond/drought.html Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry www.daff.gov.au/droughtassist South Australia SA Rural Financial Counselling Service www.rfcssa.org.au 1800 836 211 SA Department of Primary Industries www.pir.sa.gov.au PIRSA Drought Assistance www.service.sa.gov.au/drought.asp 180 20 20 SA Water Restrictions Hotline 1800 130 952 SA Murray Darling Basin National Resources Management Board Drought Assistance Where can I get information?
Inquiry into the Future Development of the Australian Honey Bee Industry The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has commenced an inquiry into the future development of the Australian Honey Bee Industry. This inquiry will examine the honey bee industry in terms of: 1. Its current and future prospects 2. Its role in agriculture and forestry 3. Biosecurity issues 4. Trade issues 5. The impact of land management and bushfires 6. The research and development needs of the industry 7. Existing industry and Government work that has been undertaken for the honey bee industry The Almond Board of Australia is preparing a submission on behalf of the Australian Almond Industry. To provide input to the ABA’s submission please contact Julie Haslett at the ABA office prior to Friday, June 1st, 2007. For further information or advice on making a submission, please contact the committee secretariat on (02) 62477 4500 or website: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/documnts/howsub.htm
08 8582 4477 (Riverland) www.samdbnrm.sa.gov.au Victoria Vic Department of Primary Industries www.dpi.vic.gov.au Rural Financial Counselling www.vtarcg.org.au Sunraysia Rural Counselling service www.sunrcs.com.au Victorian Farmers Federation Drought Coordinator www.drought.org.au/main/ Rural Finance Corporation www.ruralfinance.com.au/ 03 5448 2600 DPI Drought Coordinator 03 5036 4804 or 0407 359 982
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