Coordination approach by Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Whole of government advice

The Department is working to ensure minimal impact maintain workforce and business continuity, while maintaining agricultural production and supply chains through their COVID-19 response. 

Overseeing the Department's engagement with stakeholders and peak bodies will be Mark Tucker. This appointment was announced by Minister Littleproud on 23 March.

The Australian Government will monitor COVID-19 and adjust and put in place appropriate mechanisms to address arising issues. 


Working with agriculture industries

The Australian Government recognises the need to ensure a strong partnership between government and industry stakeholders in responding to COVID-19.

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has appointed Mr Mark Tucker as Senior Agriculture Industry Engagement Officer to work closely with our stakeholders and peak bodies.

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