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 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
The Labor Opposition has condemned the Minister for Primary Industries for continuing delays in providing certainty for commercial fishers, after the NSW Government’s disastrous Business Adjustment Program (BAP) reforms were implemented in May 2016.
Nearly four years after the start of the BAP, commercial fishers across the industry may still potentially lose more of their catch quota.
After the market process, 23 commercial fishers made 40 appeals to the Share Appeal Pan
The NSW Labor Opposition has slammed the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government for reducing the amount of funding given to farmers while 98.5 per cent of the state is still in drought.
NSW Budget Estimates hearings today revealed that approvals for the Farm Innovation Fund (7 year loans of up to $1 million with a two year interest and repayment free period) have effectively halved from $321 million in the twelve months from 2018/19 to only $69 million (2019/20 YTD).
Labor has called for an extension to special disaster loans and application assistance for fire-affected farmers, after the Berejiklian Liberals and Nationals revealed only 11 farmers across NSW have applied for a special disaster loan.
Speaking before a Budget Estimates hearing today, Nationals Minister Adam Marshall estimated that 10,000 NSW farmers have had their properties, crops and livestock damaged by fires, but confirmed that only 11 farmers have applied.
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
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries and Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison has urged bushfire affected landholders, with concerns about their animals and livestock, to reach out for assistance through the NSW Government’s Agricultural Services Hotline on 1800 814 647. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services officers are assisting landholders in northern NSW to manage animal welfare-related issues, which include: Emergency fodder and stock water Anim
The Nationals have refused to back NSW fishers, after failing to support Labor’s draft Seafood Country of Origin Labelling laws.
These laws would have given local fishers a leg up on cheap foreign imports – but the Nationals still have time to make it right.
Labor’s draft Seafood Country of Origin laws would make sure that diners in NSW restaurants, clubs and takeaway food shops can see exactly where the fish they’re buying is from – giving them the opportunity to buy loc
It seems like every day we hear from this Government about a lot of good intentions, but not a lot of outcomes. I want to respond to a few issues that the Minister raised, firstly, that if we tell people where our seafood comes from, it might make them less inclined to eat seafood and they might instead turn to chicken or lamb or beef. I do not see the logic in that, because they would be turning away from imported seafood, which does not help anyone in our primary industries
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.