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TAS Country : June 16th 2011
6 Tasmanian Country Friday, June 17, 2011 News Horse accident Agfest closes another chapter Rural Youth ANTHONY COAD Agfest chairman FINAL figures have closed another successful chapter in the history of Agfest. Rural Youth members were pleased with patron numbers of 59, 589, just short of a record. There were 15, 805 attending on Thursday, 20,414 for Friday and 23,370 on Saturday. It was a successful event that Tasmanians support and enjoy at- tending. In its second year, the Equine Expo area proved to be a success, attracting much interest from the public once again, there was plenty of action in this section of Agfest, including the Dan & Pia Steers Horsemanship Show (part of Dou- ble Dan Horsemanship Show). This year our event attracted many well known names including Lee Kernaghan, Angry Anderson, Rachel Treasure, Tony Abbott, Roothy, and the Wolfe Brothers. Agfest, to many people just comes around each year, effortles- sly. This isn't the case for more than 120 volunteers including the 50-member committee, which dedi- cate many hours in making Agfest the successful event it has become. These young leaders all share enthusiasm and drive, but also the love of Agfest and Rural Youth. These volunteers often use annu- al or unpaid leave to contribute to the success of Agfest. Income from the field days in used to run the event the fol- lowing year as well as con- tributing $5000 to the running costs of the Rural Financial Counselling Service, Tas- mania. We welcomes feedback and suggestions by emailing on email@example.com or phone 1300 AGFEST. Agfest 2012 will be held on May3to5. If you are interested in be- coming one of our team and volunteering at Agfest 2012, contact our office during busi- ness hours on 03 6331 6154 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you need help to live independently at home? * Calls from mobile phones are charged at applicable rates Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are here to help. A Centre can: • Provide you with information on local aged & community care services available to suit your needs • Arrange help for carers to take a break from their caring role (respite) To contact your local Centre call Freecall 1800 052 222* To find your nearest shopfront visit www.commcarelink.health.gov.au For emergency respite outside business hours call Freecall 1800 059 059* Carer Advisory and Counselling Service For family carer support and counselling you can contact your state or territory Carers Association on 1800 242 636* adcorp11868 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service New Service Delivery Arrangements for Exporters Australia s agricultural export industries now have new service delivery arrangements to support their daily export operations. The arrangements have been developed as part of the Australian Government s Export Certification Reform Package and cover the export of grain, horticulture, fish, dairy, meat and live animals. The new arrangements will see the introduction of Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) Authorised Officers (AAOs) to inspect meat, horticulture, and grains exports and Approved Auditors for dairy and fish exports. The use of Approved Auditors is dependent on arrangements with state regulatory authorities. AQIS Authorised Officers and Approved Auditors are trained competent persons who perform export audit or inspection functions in accordance with Australian export legislation. For more information please visit: http://www.daff.gov.au/ecrp AG45234
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