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Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio Ministers

1st Feb 2020 - 31st Dec 2020
Official portrait of Jonathon Duniam
Senator for TAS Jonathon Duniam
Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
1st Feb 2020 - 31st Dec 2020
Official portrait of David Littleproud
Member for Maranoa David Littleproud
Minister for Agriculture, Drought, and Emergency Management

Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio Outcomes

The Agriculture & Water Resources Portfolio merged into the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio on February 1 2020 due to an AAO.

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives that promote better resource management practices, innovation, self-reliance and improved access to international markets.
$1,153,443,000
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Improve the health of rivers and freshwater ecosystems and water use efficiency through implementing water reforms, and ensuring enhanced sustainability, efficiency and productivity in the management and use of water resources.
$575,655,000
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: New information and products that enhance the productivity, competitiveness and environmental sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and wider community, through planning, managing and implementing investments in grains research and development.
$223,672,000
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Equitable and sustainable use of the Murray-Darling Basin by governments and the community including through development and implementation of a Basin Plan, operation of the River Murray system, shared natural resource management programs, research, information and advice.
$181,387,000
Wine Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Foster and enable a competitive Australian wine industry by investing in research and development, building markets, disseminating knowledge and ensuring compliance.
$71,876,000
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Safeguard Australia's animal and plant health status to maintain overseas markets and protect the economy and environment from the impact of exotic pests and diseases, through risk assessment, inspection and certification, and the implementation of emergency response arrangements for Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries.
$60,527,000
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Ecologically sustainable and economically efficient Commonwealth fisheries, through understanding and monitoring Australia?s marine living resources and regulating and monitoring commercial fishing, including domestic licensing and deterrence of illegal foreign fishing.
$43,944,000
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased economic, social and environmental benefits for Australian fishing and aquaculture, and the wider community, by investing in knowledge, innovation, and marketing.
$41,438,000
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased knowledge that fosters sustainable, productive and profitable new and existing rural industries and furthers understanding of national rural issues through research and development in government-industry partnership.
$38,373,000
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protection of the health and safety of people, animals, the environment, and agricultural and livestock industries through regulation of pesticides and veterinary medicines.
$34,523,000
Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Adoption of innovation that leads to increased productivity, competitiveness and environmental sustainability through investment in research and development that benefits the Australian cotton industry and the wider community.
$20,213,000
Regional Investment Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Encourage growth, investment and resilience in Australian farm businesses and rural and regional communities by delivering the Commonwealth?s farm business concessional loans and the National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility.
$15,414,000

The Environment & Energy Portfolio merged into the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio on February 1 2020 due to an AAO.

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia's biodiversity, ecosystems, environment and heritage through research, information management, supporting natural resource management, establishing and managing Commonwealth protected areas, and reducing and regulating the use of pollutants and hazardous substances.
$662,453,000
Bureau of Meteorology
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enabling a safe, prosperous, secure and healthy Australia through the provision of weather, water, climate and ocean services
$407,018,000
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change, contribute to effective global action on climate change, and support technological innovation in clean and renewable energy, through developing and implementing a national response to climate change.
$333,889,000
Clean Energy Regulator
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Contribute to a reduction in Australia's net greenhouse gas emissions, including through the administration of market based mechanisms that incentivise reduction in emissions and the promotion of additional renewable energy generation.
$330,940,000
Australian Renewable Energy Agency
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Support improvements in the competitiveness of renewable energy and related technologies and the supply of renewable energy by administering financial assistance, developing analysis and advice about, and sharing information and knowledge with regard to, renewable energy and related technologies.
$284,435,000
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Advance Australia's strategic, scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic region by protecting, administering and researching the region.
$185,874,000
Department of the Environment and Energy
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Support the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets through improving Australia's energy efficiency, performance and productivity for the community.
$126,499,000
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Facilitate increased flows of finance into Australia's clean energy sector, applying commercial rigour to investing in renewable energy, low-emissions and energy efficiency technologies, building industry capacity, and disseminating information to industry stakeholders
$109,807,000
Director of National Parks
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Management of Commonwealth reserves as outstanding natural places that enhance Australia's well-being through the protection and conservation of their natural and cultural values, supporting the aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in managing their traditional land and sea country, and offering world class natural and cultural visitor experiences.
$81,908,000
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: The long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community, through the care and development of the Marine Park.
$74,407,000
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enhanced appreciation and understanding of the natural and cultural values of Sydney for all visitors, through the remediation, conservation and adaptive re-use of, and access to, Trust lands on Sydney Harbour.
$21,095,000
Climate Change Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide expert advice to the Australian Government on climate change mitigation initiatives, including through conducting regular and specifically commissioned reviews and through undertaking climate change research.
$1,553,000

10 Outcomes have changed in the March 2020 PAES

Agency Outcome March 2020
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives that promote better resource management practices, innovation, self-reliance and improved access to international markets.
$1,270,024,000
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia's biodiversity, ecosystems, environment and heritage through research, information management, supporting natural resource management, establishing and managing Commonwealth protected areas, and reducing and regulating the use of pollutants and hazardous substances, and coordination of climate change adaptation strategy and climate change science activities.
$710,220,000
Bureau of Meteorology
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enabling a safe, prosperous, secure and healthy Australia through the provision of weather, water, climate and ocean services.
$413,194,000
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 5:
Outcome 5: Improve the health of rivers and freshwater ecosystems and water use efficiency through implementing water reforms, and ensuring enhanced sustainability, efficiency and productivity in the management and use of water resources.
$339,816,000
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Advance Australia's strategic, scientific, environmental and economic interests in the Antarctic region by protecting, administering and researching the region.
$187,299,000
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 6:
Outcome 6: Reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to the impacts of climate change, contribute to effective global action on climate change, and support technological innovation in clean and renewable energy, through developing and implementing a national response to climate change.
$183,465,000
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: The long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community, through the care and development of the Marine Park.
$78,883,000
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 4:
Outcome 4: Safeguard Australia's animal and plant health status to maintain overseas markets and protect the economy and environment from the impact of exotic pests and diseases, through risk assessment, inspection and certification, and the implementation of emergency response arrangements for Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries.
$60,947,000
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Outcome 7:
Outcome 7: Support the reliable, sustainable and secure operations of energy markets through improving Australia's energy efficiency, performance and productivity for the community.
$55,363,000
Regional Investment Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Encourage growth, investment and resilience in Australian farm businesses and rural and regional communities by delivering the Commonwealth's farm business concessional loans and the National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility.
$15,420,000

The Agriculture & Water Resources Portfolio merged into the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio on February 1 2020 due to an AAO.

Agency April 2019
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources $1,789,625,000
Grains Research and Development Corporation $223,672,000
Murray-Darling Basin Authority $181,387,000
Wine Australia $71,876,000
Australian Fisheries Management Authority $43,944,000
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation $41,438,000
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation $38,373,000
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority $34,523,000
Cotton Research and Development Corporation $20,213,000
Regional Investment Corporation $15,414,000

The Environment & Energy Portfolio merged into the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio on February 1 2020 due to an AAO.

Agency April 2019
Department of the Environment and Energy $1,308,715,000
Bureau of Meteorology $407,018,000
Clean Energy Regulator $330,940,000
Australian Renewable Energy Agency $284,435,000
Clean Energy Finance Corporation $109,807,000
Director of National Parks $81,908,000
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority $74,407,000
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust $21,095,000
Climate Change Authority $1,553,000

4 agencies in the Agriculture Water and the Environment Portfolio reported changes in the PAES

AgencyMarch 2020
1 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 2,807,134,000
2 Bureau of Meteorology 413,194,000
3 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 78,883,000
4 Regional Investment Corporation 15,420,000

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