As part of World Bee Day, NSW Labor has renewed calls for the Berejiklian Barilaro Government to provide a recovery plan for struggling NSW beekeepers – the largest producers of honey in Australia.
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Jenny Aitchison, said today is about raising awareness on the importance of pollinators, the critical roles bees play in our food security and the threats they face.
NSW Labor has welcomed the Federal Government’s call to have internet giants, including Google and Facebook, share their advertising revenue and pay Australian media companies for news.
Labor Shadow Minister for Investment, Tourism and Primary Industries Jenny Aitchison said the decision could provide a much-needed boost to struggling regional media, and must be fast-tracked due to pressure on regional newspapers.
With an $800 a day pay packet, the Nationals’ recently announced Fresh Milk and Dairy Commissioner has no job description and no statutory authority or power, a NSW Parliamentary committee has revealed.
In fact, the Budget Estimates committee also revealed:
No selection criteria;
No ad for the job was posted;
No formal interviews for the position were held; and
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 of touch the Government is with the day-to-day challenges of commercial fishers.
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 fish...
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 far...
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.
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...