APVMA move expected as Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visits the University of New England

WIN: From left, UNE vice-chancellor Annabelle Duncan, deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at the announcement in June.

WIN: From left, UNE vice-chancellor Annabelle Duncan, deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall at the announcement in June.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will visit the University of New England on Friday for an important media event.

During the federal election campaign, Mr Joyce announced the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority would relocate from Canberra to Armdiale if the Coalition was re-elected.

And his department has already contracted real estate agents to secure a location in Armidale

The decision would shift 175 public servants from the capital.

Despite pressure from the senate, Mr Joyce has refused to release the findings of the $272,000 cost-benefit analysis regarding the move.

It comes just two days after Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced Armidale as the location for the new TAFE digital headquarters.

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