OPENING SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
ANNE RUSTON TO OPEN CONFERENCE
The Federal Government recently commented that water is the most valuable resource in the 21st century and its importance to agriculture, the next major pillar in Australian economic growth and prosperity, could not be clearer. The Government, having recently added a further $12.5 million into irrigation infrastructure upgrades for the Murray-Darling Basin as well as $120 million for projects in Tasmania, has plans for further investment across the nation including North West WA, Darwin, NSW and Victoria. With this, we are delighted to announce that Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (Commonwealth), will open the conference!