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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 2015 BUSINESS 19 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA permit numbers for live cattle, Mr Joyce said. The annualised quotas are widely backed by the Australian industry, which says it will allow producers to plan over the course of a year, rather than awaiting the announcement of quarterly export quotas. On his departure, Mr Joyce was keen to talk up the strength of the trade relationship between the two countries, despite recent tensions. Agriculture is an important part of our trading relationship, and makes a significant contribution to both our economies and to the livelihoods of farmers in both our countries. Agriculture is also a major part of Australias development co-operation programs with Indonesia, he said. The total value of our twoway trade with Indonesia was Jewel in crown for crafty Sally LOCAL jeweller Sally Rogers international following is growing, with her jewellery being worn by models in an upcoming Billabong surfwear advertising campaign. Ms Rogers, along with her husband Ross, have been selling jewellery at markets around Darwin for the past 10 years, and, for the past three years, from their small shopfront in Star Village. I never expected it to take off and to have the international recognition were getting now, she said. The latest brush with the big brands came after Billabong approached Ms Rogers to provide jewellery for models to wear during a photo shoot on Bora Bora. Obviously Billabong dont make jewellery of their own, and I guess they decided our beachy vibe fits well with their brand, she said. The exposure is paying off, with the handmade jewellery in hot demand in the US market. Ms Rogers said the international exposure grew slowly, and started when fashion bloggers became interested in her products. Ive been making jewellery since I was young, and started out selling them pieceby-piece to surf shops, she said. Among those who have worn the companys products is Australian model Sheridyn Fisher, who has a social media following of more than four million people. The couple have just returned from trade shows in the US, where Ms Rogers said their high-quality, handmade products received a positive reception. Thats what well continue to do, make as much as we can by hand to as high a standard as we can, she said. Sally Rogers, owner of Embella Jewellery, says she loves the community spirit of running a small business Picture: HELEN ORR $15.7 billion in 2014, and bilateral agricultural trade made up about $3.5 billion of this. Both Mr Joyce and Ms Hayes have supported Indonesias announcement of 200,000 cattle import permits for the fourth quarter of the year. The support follows the muchcriticised announcement of 50,000 permits for the third quarter. Mr Joyces visit to Jakarta is the third ministerial visit to the Indonesian capital in less than two months. But Ms Hayes told the NT News that negotiations with Indonesian counterparts requires the governments and industry to take a long-term view. The NTCA has developed its relationships over the course of many years, she said. The experience of Canberra politicians has not always been so fruitful when they take a shortterm view, or take an aggressive negotiation style into meetings. Annual quotas hope for live cattle trade NORTHERN Territory Cat-tlemens AssociationCEO Tracey Hayes hasjoined Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce in Indonesia as the two countries continue to discuss policy tweaks to the live export industry. On the agenda for the visit are high-level meetings between Mr Joyce and his Indonesian ministerial counterparts. The NT News understands that a long-awaited shift from quarterly to annualised cattle import quotas is on the cusp of being announced. Details of the change in the quota system are still being ironed out, but a successful visit by Mr Joyce could see an announcement made within weeks rather than months. We hope to work together to implement longer term planning and certainty such as moving towards annual import New minister keen to touch base with Top End commerce THE Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast this Friday morning with newly-appointed Minister for Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg. Mr Frydenberg will speak to local businesses on his first visit to Darwin since being elevated to Federal Cabinet by new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. NT Chamber of Commerce CEO Greg Bicknell said Mr Frydenberg has been proactive in reaching out to the NT Business Community. He was on the phone to me the morning after he was appointed, Mr Bicknell said. Its good to have someone in the portfolio who has clearly been slated for bigger things. The Oxford-educated Mr Frydenberg is widely considered to be among the rising stars of the Liberal party. Mr Bicknell said Mr Frydenberg, whose Kooyong electorate takes in the leafy inner suburbs of Kew, has been upfront about being on a steep learning curve when it comes to Northern Australia. This is a chance for him to listen to the concerns of local businesses and a chance for businesses to ask questions of him, Mr Bicknell said. He said the Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs, has served as a point of contact for the local business community and the new cabinet. Mr Bicknell also said the new promotion of Michaelia Cash to the Employment portfolio was a positive move for Top End businesses. Mr Bicknell repeatedly consulted with Ms Cash on the establishment of Designated Area Migration Agreements for the Northern Territory. Mr Bicknell said it is crucial for the Turnbull government to keep Northern Australia prominent on the agenda, despite upcoming federal elections. The business breakfast is open to all businesspeople, with discounts for Chamber members. More information is available on the Chamber of Commerces website. The Oxfordeducated Josh Frydenberg is widely considered to be among the rising stars of the Liberal party. Talks between Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and his Indonesian ministerial counterparts could usher in smoother planning, writes CRAIG DUNLOP BELOW: Tracey Hayes MAIN: Barnaby Joyce
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