17 Feb 2010

Kangaroo meat workers to be re-trained

1:59 pm on 17 February 2010

Workers in Australia's kangaroo meat industry are to be trained to meet the health demands of importing countries after Russia banned imports of the product last year due to food safety concerns.

Some 4000 people will be trained under a new $A500,000 Government package.

Kangaroo meat exports to Russia earn Australia more than $A340 million per year and account for 70% of the total exports.