Workable solution needed for NSW border closure

Families and businesses on the Victoria-New South Wales border are crying out for a solution to strict border closures that are causing chaos and confusion and making it impossible to go about daily life. Leader of The Nationals Peter Walsh said constant changes to the NSW Government’s permit system aren’t workable for farmers, families and…

Special agriculture permits a positive step forward

Victorian farmers who own land in NSW, shearers, harvest contractors and beekeepers will be able to move into NSW without having to quarantine or go via Sydney under a new permit announced today. The NSW Government has announced a ‘Highly Specialised Agriculture Permit’ which will allow exempted Victorian agriculture workers who live within 100km of…

Urgent solution needed on seasonal worker border ban

An urgent solution is needed to resolve a ban on seasonal workers crossing into and out of Victoria from midnight tonight. The ban is part of strict new border controls and has left Victoria’s horticulture sector concerned about the supply of labour for the future. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh wrote to Victorian Agriculture…