Gippsland Portal

Latest News

ē Add My News ē Search Old News

Peter Walsh MP:
Fodder transport subsidies

New South Wales fodder transport subsidy match in Victoria, wanted.

By Portal Admin - 28th July 2019 - Back to News

Dear Editor,

The Andrews Labor Government must match a New South Wales fodder transport subsidy thatís making it harder for drought-affected Victorian farmers to source feed.

From July 1, drought-affected farmers in NSW can access up to $40,000 more in subsidies to transport hay and feed, both from NSW and from interstate.

NSWís subsidy is making it even harder for drought-affected Victorian farmers to get fodder when they need it most.

Some will debate the efficacy of subsidies but at a time when fodder is in high demand and supply is dwindling, we canít afford to leave Victorian farmers unfairly disadvantaged.

Laborís Agriculture Ministerís excuse for refusing to act is that Victorian farmers can access up to $3500 in cash grants instead Ė I just donít see how that compares.

While NSW has this subsidy in place, the Andrews Labor Government has no choice but to match it and make sure drought-affected Victorian farmers arenít left behind.


Published by:

If you are the author of this story you can edit it by clicking here






Baw Baw Bass Coast Cardinia East Gippsland Latrobe City South Gippsland Wellington
© 2001-2020 Print this page | Subscribe to Newsletter | Feedback / Inquiries | Login
Care has been taken in compiling the component parts of this website. However, does not warrant or represent that the website is free from errors or omissions, that the qualifications claimed by an advertiser are valid or that the published details of any advertiser are as stated on the website. Please review the full statement of our Terms and Conditions of Service and disclaimer.