2020

South Australia, SA

Posted By NHIA,
01/07/2020 11:40 AM
Operate as an Essential Service Provider | Essential skills If you are travelling into South Australia, by road or via the Adelaide airport, you need to complete the cross border pre-approval form at least 72 hours prior to your arrival. The process will speed up the border crossing process and provide certainty for you about any restrictions that may apply before reaching the border.  Start your online application here: ...

Queensland, QLD

Posted By NHIA,
01/07/2020 08:30 AM
To continue business in QLD Stage 3 eased restrictions come into effect at 12 noon on Friday 3rd July 2020 for Queensland residents. Borders set to open from 10 July 2020, (except to Victorians) Any person from New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration.  All States can still apply for an agribusiness entry pass including Victoria Step...

Victoria, VIC

Posted By NHIA,
30/06/2020 18:00 PM
Update on Victorian Hot Spot Lockdowns Stage 3 stay-at-home restrictions will be put in place for COVID-19 hotspots in Victoria from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 1st July with residents only allowed to leave their homes for shopping for food and supplies, care and caregiving, exercise, and study or work.   Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said this decision was made because of the “unacceptably high rates of community transmission and the unacceptably high rates of new cases”. See the fu...

Tasmania, TAS

Posted By NHIA,
24/06/2020 15:00 PM
 To Continue Business in Tasmania The Tasmanian Government has currently set a date of Friday 24 July for changes to be made to current border restrictions. However if the public health advice at that time, or in the immediate lead up to that date is that it is not safe to open, border restrictions will remain in place. Steps to enter Tasmania You are required to apply as being an essential services provider of “Specialist skills critical to maintaining key industries or...

Western Australia, WA

Posted By NHIA,
24/06/2020 14:00 PM
 To Continue Business in WA Strict border controls are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. You cannot enter Western Australia without an exemption. Our industry falls under 'specialist skills not available in WA'. Full details 'people with specialist skills not available in WA, required for industry or business continuity or involved in time-sensitive critical maintenance or repair of critical infrastructure; or specialist skills in agriculture, food production or primary industry...

Apply for Overseas AI Technicians

Posted By NHIA,
24/06/2020 14:00 PM
OVERSEAS TECHNICIANS DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS INFORMATION If you are looking to get technicians in from overseas make sure they have applied for their visa. If their visa is close to expiry they can call the department to see if their application can be rushed. Note: Our industry is seeking technicians for their critical skills.  The overseas technician would then need to apply here: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions-0   In the form they would tick a compelling a...

VCCI – Free Essential Membership Offer

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26/03/2020 16:00 PM
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recently launched a new initiative to help Victorian business survive under tough business conditions exacerbated by bushfire and the coronavirus crises. The initiative, offered for the first time, will waive membership fees for one year for all Victorian businesses up to a value of $700. For NHIA members, businesses from other states are also entitled as VCCI’s Workplace Relations advice line covers national inf...

NHIA Member update : COVID-19

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23/03/2020 16:00 PM
In light of Federal and State Government announcements about the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 pandemic, the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia has the following update for members. Essential Services classification: We have confirmed that all states have agreed that agriculture and suppliers of essential services to agriculture will be categorised as essential services. This will include interstate providers of services to SA farmers. On this basis NHIA members will be...

Sexed and export semen sales increase in challenging domestic market

Posted By NHIA,
04/02/2020 12:00 PM
For the first time in Australia sales of sexed semen has passed the 200,000 unit mark, increasing 12.8% year-on-year in 2019 according to the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia’s (NHIA) 2019 Semen Market Survey. Sexed semen sales now represent over 10% of semen sold domestically. While total sales declined 10.9% from the record 2,196,456 doses sold in 2018 to 1,957,221, export sales increased by 7.8% from 263,940 to 284,658 units. Commenting on the trends revealed in the annual...