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Peter Walsh MP:
Lots of questions, but no answers on Northcote by-election preference deal
No answers for Northcote by-election preference deal
By Portal Admin - 4th December 2017 - Back to News
The Premier and Agriculture Minister today continued to refuse to answer questions in Parliament on Laborís reported Northcote by-election preference deal with the Animal Justice Party.
AJP Northcote candidate Nina Lenk has said AJP preferenced Labor ahead of the Greens in Northcote "because they were offering us a Victorian welfare group for animals" and "$500,000 for animal organisations and community organisations".
AJPís policies include ending livestock farming for a "long-term, total transition to plant-based agriculture" and urge the withdrawal of Government support for animal product industries.
Jaala Pulford continues to evade questions on her decision to announce a new public sector group, Animal Welfare Victoria, and $500,000 of grants on the same day early voting opened for the Northcote by-election.
The Liberal Nationalsí questions have gone unanswered in Parliament this week, including:
- What stakeholders did she consult with before making the decision to form Animal Welfare Victoria?
- Why didnít she consult the Victorian Farmers Federation, the Australian Veterinary Association or even the RSPCA?
- Was the Minister aware that her decision to form Animal Welfare Victoria and commit $500,000 worth of grants would result in the Animal Justice Party preferencing Labor ahead of The Greens at the Northcote by-election?
- Why didnít the Minister inform the Livestock Industry Consultative Committee of her decision to form Animal Welfare Victoria, which met with Chief Veterinary Officer Charles Milne four days before AWV was announced?
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh
Daniel Andrews and Jaala Pulford have serious questions to answer on this alleged cash for votes deal with the AJP ahead of the Northcote by-election.
Daniel Andrews is proving time and time again he is the Premier for Melbourne and will sell out regional Victorians at any cost.
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