Letter to the Editor (Labor needs a virtual reality check on ag tech)
Friday 20 April 2018
The Andrews Labor Government is holding back research and development in Victoria’s livestock industry for the sake of Greens preferences in Melbourne.
Reports Labor’s Agriculture Minister and Member for Western Victoria is still refusing to change regulations to allow virtual fencing to be tested in Victoria show a refusal to support new agricultural industries in country Victoria.
In a desperate attempt to keep the Greens on-side, Daniel Andrews is forcing Victorian businesses to conduct research interstate.
Virtual fencing technology is being tested and developed now, but Victorian businesses are at a disadvantage because the Andrews Labor Government refuses to support them.
Daniel Andrews and Jaala Pulford must stop acting as a roadblock to research and development in agriculture and make the necessary changes to allow Victorian innovators to test their technology in Victoria.
Leader of The Nationals
Shadow Minister for Agriculture
Member for Murray Plains