Labor an Agriculture Policy Free Zone

The Labor Party has shown again they do not understand or care about the nation’s agricultural sector. As a result, they will push up the cost of groceries at the check-out for Australians.

The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said Anthony Albanese failed to include an agriculture policy in his speech today.

“The only thing we know for sure is that the Labor Party will kill the Agricultural Visa and cause greater worker shortages across the agriculture sector,” Minister Littleproud said.

“That will mean farmers will produce less and there will be less supply available at the supermarkets around the country, resulting in even higher prices for our everyday items.

“At the Agriculture Leaders debate in mid-April, the Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Julie Collins said the Labor Party would announce their policy later in the campaign.

“Since then, Ms Collins has gone into hiding, not even being present when Labor announced the policy of their union masters, the Australian Workers Union, to ditch the Agriculture Visa.

“This one announcement has, as the National Farmers Federation state, broken the hearts of Australian farmers.

“Ms Collins has no interest in how our agriculture sector works and the Labor Party does not care about regional and rural Australia.

“Agriculture is serious business. The industry is worth a record $81 billion this financial year and exports to peak at $64 billion.

“The impact of an Albanese led government on agriculture would be to smash the sector and send grocery prices through the roof.”

Only the Coalition has a plan to deliver a stronger future for Australians and the agricultural sector.

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