Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where Barnaby’s Green Paper iz?
The Abbott Government’s Green Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness is now officially 2 months late.
What we were afraid was going to be 12 months of policy inertia may now be much longer.
Meanwhile, the sector has no clear policy and strategic guidance from government at a time of enormous change – with both challenges and opportunities.
Barnaby Joyce can’t continue to tell farmers they’ll have answers to their questions when the White Paper is released. For many of them, time may be running out.