Coalition promises funding to support safety awareness in the fishing industry
The Coalition government has promised to commit $10 million to improving safety awareness and safety culture in the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, if re-elected.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, said the Coalition will commit additional funding for organisations to develop proposals and be part of the solutions.
“We are committed to improving safety awareness and safety culture in the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, so that farmers, fishers, foresters, and their workers and families stay safe.
“These industries put food on our tables, clothes on our back, and help build Australia. We need to do everything we can to ensure they are safe doing so,” said Minister Littleproud.
The election announcement will expand the scope of grants from the National Farm Safety Education Fund Strategy to include the fisheries and forestry sectors.
The Coalition Government committed $3.5 million at the 2019 election to support activities that improve farm safety outcomes, including:
- Funding of $1.9 million was allocated to Farmsafe Australia to undertake a range of activities and develop the National Farm Safety Education Fund Strategy.
- Funding of $1.6 million was allocated to the improving farm safety practices grant opportunity to support nine project proposals.
You’ll find more information on the National Farm Safety Education Fund Strategy here.
Information on the Community Grants Hub is here.