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Peter Walsh MP:
Labor fails farmers as produce rots on dock
No answers for refusing assistance from Victorian businesses while produce rots away.
By Portal Admin - 30th December 2017 - Back to News
Daniel Andrews continues to stand by while his union mates stop our hardworking farmers from exporting their goods.
In Parliament today, Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford failed to acknowledge the economic and reputational damage a union blockade at the Port of Melbourne has forced on Victorian businesses.
Ms Pulford failed to explain why she had refused requests for assistance from Victorian businesses with produce stranded at Webb Dock.
Ms Pulford didnít acknowledge the businesses, instead washing her hands of the issue.
There are 1000 shipping containers of goods, including agricultural product, stranded at the Port of Melbourne after the three-week union blockade.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh
Daniel Andrews has made it clear he isnít willing to lift a finger against his union mates, even if they are damaging farmersí bottom line and threatening Victoriaís agricultural exports.
Our farmers slog their guts out from dawn to dusk and turn out the best produce in the world but this union picket is wrecking their livelihoods and Victoriaís international reputation as a reliable exporter.
Daniel Andrews and his Agriculture Minister should be right in the thick of getting this resolved but yet again the people and industries of country Victoria are being sacrificed for Laborís union mates.
Comments attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Luke OíSullivan
Itís disgraceful that when hard-working businesses like Kyvalley Dairy at Kyabram go directly to
Laborís Agriculture Minister appealing for help, the Ministerís minders tell them the Andrews
Government doesnít want to get involved.
This union action is costing our farm export businesses dollars and their trading reputations and yet Daniel Andrews refuses to act.
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