Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak body representing the Australian seafood industry, has welcomed the Morrison ministry and thanked the Turnbull administration for its support of the industry.
“SIA would like to welcome our new Prime Minister Scott Morrison. We look forward to working alongside his ministry to promote Australia’s world-class seafood and fisheries,” SIA CEO Jane Lovell said.
“SIA also looks forward to working with Richard Colbeck, who has stepped back into the position of Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. Senator Colbeck has a strong history with the fisheries portfolio and we look forward to ongoing discussions around SIA’s eight key priorities – improving community perception, mental health, safety, Country of Origin labelling in foodservice, biosecurity, resource access, oil and gas exploration, and maintaining the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme.
“SIA would like to welcome Melissa Price to the position of Minister for the Environment, and thanks Josh Frydenberg for his hard work to establish the Commonwealth Marine Park management plans.
“During her time in the Assistant Minister position, Anne Ruston has been a great friend of the Australian seafood industry and SIA would like to take this opportunity to thank her for her support. There was no clearer demonstration of Assistant Minister Ruston’s determination to work for the commercial and recreational fishers of Australia than in the recent Marine Parks debate in the Senate.
“SIA look forward to continuing work alongside Minister Littleproud as Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Minister for his continued support of Country of Origin Labelling in retail and exploration of the scheme in the foodservice sector.”
For more information please contact:
Jessica McInerney, Media and Communications Manager, Seafood Industry Australia
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 0420 695 431