Labor leaves farmers vulnerable to threat of FMD

  The Andrews Labor Government is determined to leave Victoria’s farmers stranded with its refusal to support The Nationals in legislating common-sense changes to better protect licenced water frontage and Australia’s $80 billion agriculture industry from threats such as the current risk of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). The Nationals leader Peter Walsh says with Australian agriculture…

Clear plans needed from Labor for biosecurity

Under questioning in State Parliament today, Victorian Minister for Agriculture Gayle Tierney refused to make public the plans of what the Andrews Labor Government is doing to ensure that Victoria is prepared for a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak.   The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said Ms Tierney’s empty words…

Labor’s ‘track’ record a shambles, but our Regional Infrastructure Guarantee will deliver says Walsh

The Nationals leader and Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says northern Victoria’s dominance of Australian agricultural production – highlighted last week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics – might be about to hit the wall of Andrews Labor government indifference. According to the latest ABS data, Mr Walsh says Campaspe Shire and Swan Hill…