Citrus Australia appoints new CEO

5-December-2016 Leading supplier of machinery, packaging and labelling solutions to the Australian fresh produce industry, J-Tech Systems, is supporting the citrus industry through sponsorship of a new emerging leaders scholarship. J-Tech Systems will work with Citrus Australia to provide one future leader with the opportunity of a lifetime with the scholarship valued at approximately $10,000.
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Lemons can reduce salt, increase flavour, boost health

5-December-2016 Leading supplier of machinery, packaging and labelling solutions to the Australian fresh produce industry, J-Tech Systems, is supporting the citrus industry through sponsorship of a new emerging leaders scholarship. J-Tech Systems will work with Citrus Australia to provide one future leader with the opportunity of a lifetime with the scholarship valued at approximately $10,000.
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Exciting new scholarship for young citrus leaders

5-December-2016 Leading supplier of machinery, packaging and labelling solutions to the Australian fresh produce industry, J-Tech Systems, is supporting the citrus industry through sponsorship of a new emerging leaders scholarship. J-Tech Systems will work with Citrus Australia to provide one future leader with the opportunity of a lifetime with the scholarship valued at approximately $10,000.
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Robotics in spotlight as high-tech Citrus Forum returns to Mildura

30-November-2016 Adoption of new technology is essential for the growth of the local citrus industry and Australian packers and growers will be exposed to the latest technical innovation at the Citrus Technical 2017Forum and Field Day next March.
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Citrus Australia welcomes change to backpacker tax

28-November-2016 Citrus Australia welcomes the Coalition Government’s decision to set a backpacker tax rate of 15%. The citrus industry has been strongly opposed to the 32.5% rate which would have had a negative impact on the availability of backpackers to pick fruit.
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Improve your health with fresh Australian oranges

9-June-2016 Fresh Australian oranges – the most natural way to boost your immune system for winter - are now in season. Sweet and juicy Navel oranges, which are seedless and versatile, are now available in supermarkets and fruit shops everywhere.
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Hort gets a seat at ACCC table

12-May-2016 Citrus Australia chair, Tania Chapman, has been appointed to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Agriculture Consultative Committee. Chaired by ACCC Commissioner, Mick Keogh, the Committee will provide a forum for the discussion of competition and fair trading concerns related to the agriculture sector.
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Aussie mandarins now in season

04-May-2016 One of Australia’s favourite sweet treats, the much loved Aussie mandarin, is now in season! Australian growers are expected to produce more than 100,000 tonnes of mandarins throughout the 2016 season.
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Fresh Australian lemons in store now

7 March 2016 Fresh Australian lemons can now be found in fruit shops and supermarkets throughout the country as the Australian citrus season begins. Australian consumers can now buy Queensland-grown lemons, packed with flavour and providing natural health benefits.
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Sydney forum to help growers capitalise on export demand

16 February 2016 Australian citrus growers will gain valuable insights into some of the industry’s fastest growing export markets, including China and The Philippines, at the 2016 Citrus Market Outlook Forum, to be held in Sydney on March 16-17.
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Tariffs and subsidies tumble

21-Dec-2015 Citrus exporters will benefit from immediate tariff cuts following the official start of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) yesterday (December 20). A critical ‘exchange of notes’ between Australia and China was the final procedure to enable ChAFTA to enter into force, resulting in an immediate tariff cut and a second on January 1, 2016.
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Citrus tariff cuts sweeten South Korean export opportunities

12 December 2014 Australian orange growers could significantly expand their export opportunities in South Korea after tariff cuts were passed today as a result of the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA). The reductions will see tariffs on oranges drop from 50 to 30 per cent with a further 5 per cent reduction to take effect on 1 January next year. The tariff will be eliminated entirely over a seven-year-period.
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New citrus Diploma will support next generation of orchard managers

25 November 2015 A new two-year, nationally accredited citrus-specific Diploma of Production Horticulture to be offered by Sunraysia Institute of TAFE, will support the next generation of orchard managers to drive the industry forward. The pilot citrus-specific diploma program will be rolled out by SuniTAFE, Mildura in February 2016, with a longer term goal of delivering the qualification nationally.
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Research shows Australians failing to eat enough fresh fruit

25 August 2015 90% of the Australian population is not meeting the recommended target of two serves of fruit per day, according to new research released today. Australian Dietary Guidelines state that a small 125mL glass of fruit juice with no added sugar consumed occasionally can count towards a serve of fruit.
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Citrus Australia welcomes long-awaited Agricultural White Paper

6 July 2015 Citrus Australia has welcomed the long-awaited Agriculture Competitiveness White Paper, set to ensure greater Government and industry collaboration. Released over the weekend by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce, the White Paper will invest $4 billion across five priority areas.
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Citrus Australia welcomes historic China-Australia FTA

17 June 2015 Citrus Australia today welcomed the long-awaited China-Australia Free Trade Agreement that will remove all tariffs from Australian citrus. (Wednesday 17 June) Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb joined his Chinese counterpart Gao Hucheng in confirming the agreement in Canberra today – a move that will increase exports to the Asian nation.
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Citrus Australia partners with packaging manufacturer

16 June 2015 Citrus growers and packers are set to benefit from a new partnership between citrus packaging equipment supplier and manufacturing company edp australia pty ltd, and the nation’s peak citrus body, Citrus Australia. edp australia pty ltd will join Citrus Australia as a major corporate sponsor – a deal that will provide industry with greater access to edp’s innovative products and knowledge base.
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Citrus Australia secures Top corporate partnership

5 May 2015 Citrus growers and packers are set to benefit from a new Corporate partnership between Top End Training (a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation: RTO # 70037) and the Nation’s peak citrus industry body, Citrus Australia. As a Citrus Australia corporate partner, Top End Training will offer the citrus industry the benefits of its nationally recognised horticultural training program and trainer expertise, along with a discounted rate for Citrus Australia grower members.
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Australian citrus sets sight on hi-tech future

16 March 2015 The viability of Australia’s citrus industry will require a greater focus on biosecurity and the willingness to adopt smarter and innovative technologies. This was the message received by more than 300 industry representatives that attended today’s Citrus Technical Forum and Field Day in Mildura.
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Riverina to boost to citrus exotic pest surveillance

5 March 2015 Riverina citrus growers will soon increase their protection against serious exotic pests and diseases with the launch of a citrus surveillance program in Griffith today. (Thursday, 5 March at 9:30 am) The program is a joint initiative between Australian citrus industry, officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and Riverina Local Land Services (LLS) to check citrus trees in the Riverina for the presence of key biosecurity threats.