|'The Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is responsible for Australia's agricultural, fisheries, forestry and food industries. Our role is to increase the competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of these industries through:
Sustainable use and management of the natural resources
Protecting the health and safety of our plant and animal industries
Responsive and efficient industry
Improved market access and performance
Benefiting from new technology and practices
Skilled, financially self-reliant producers.
The Department employs around 4200 staff working in Australia and overseas. Our wide range of staff include policy officers, program administrators, scientists, economists, meat inspectors, veterinary officers and quarantine inspectors.'
(Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Australian Government, 'The Department': http://www.affa.gov.au/content/output.cfm?ObjectID=6A2A2B6A-16CF-474C-AE45E51BBDEF3420&contType=tools&subdisplay=2 (at 17 August 2005)).|