JENNY AITCHISON MP
LABOR SHADOW MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
LIESL TESCH MP
LABOR MEMBER FOR GOSFORD
DAVID MEHAN MP
LABOR MEMBER FOR THE ENTRANCE The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government’s recent announcements on commercial fishing as a slap in the face for the industry.
Labor Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison has today visited the Central Coast with Labor MP's Liesl Tesch and David Mehan to highlight just how out o
The NSW Labor Opposition has demanded the NSW Berejiklian Barilaro Government immediately release the independent assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the Commercial Fisheries Business Adjustment Program (the Barclay Report), which was due by the end of December 2019.
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison MP has accused the Minister for Agriculture of a lack of transparency around the commercial fishing reforms and says the report must be released im
The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government’s fee waiver for Commercial Fishing Management Fees as too little too late.
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison called on the Government over a month ago to provide the fee waiver for commercial fishers after the Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced that the Government would waive all Local Land Service Rates waivers for farmers.
The announcement comes nearly a week after
Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has welcomed the Natural Disaster declaration made for the Maitland local government area in the wake of violent storms and significant damage. The declaration unlocks assistance through jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). “Thunderstorms, high winds, flash flooding and torrential rain caused significant damage to parts of Maitland, including private residences in Metford and East Maitland, the East Maitl
Ahead of a Parliamentary debate today on a petition lodged on behalf of more than 10,000 citizens in support of commercial fishers, the NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Berejiklian Government for leaving the commercial fishing interests unrepresented for months on end.
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Jenny Aitchison MP raised serious concerns at last year’s NSW budget estimates hearings regarding the lack of representation for the industry. However, Minister for
The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the Liberal-National Government for failing to acknowledge the crippling effect that the devastating bushfires and ongoing drought are having on those in the commercial fishing sector.
Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall recently announced that the Government will once again waive all Local Land Services (LLS) rates to provide relief for farmers but not struggling commercial fishers.
NSW Labor Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Je
In yet another embarrassing setback for Nationals Minister the Hon Adam Marshall MP, the NSW Government’s half-baked “right to farm” bill has failed to pass through to the final stages in the Legislative Council last night.
After having to amend their own bill to get it through the Legislative Assembly because it was so poorly drafted the first time, the Government is understood to have been negotiating even more amendments on the amended bill as late as yesterday evening.
NSW Labor has this afternoon moved to introduce its own Right to Farm (Farming Families Protection) Bill in the NSW Parliament Lower House.
This will guarantee family-owned farms in regional NSW are protected from trespassers, enforced by strict penalties.
Labor’s Bill seeks to apply the State’s safe access zones mechanism – laws that were specifically drafted to apply to protests outside abortion clinics, as a model to protect farmers from protestors.
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I move Opposition amendment No. 1 on sheet c2019-161: No. 1 Review of Act Page 3. Insert after line 5— 7 Review of Act (1)The Minister is to review this Act to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives. (2)The review is to be undertaken as soon as possible after the period of 2 years from the commencement of this Act. (3)A report on the outcome of the review is to be tabled
The NSW Labor Opposition will seek to further amend the Berejiklian-Barilaro Government’s badly drafted ‘Right to Farm’ Bill to genuinely protect farmers from trespass on their own farms – without unintended consequences, including for farmers themselves.
The Bill passed through the Lower House on Wednesday night and now moves to the Upper House for a vote potentially as soon as next week.
Labor Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison noted that the Bill –