Another week has passed and there is still no Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper.

The Abbott Government’s Green Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness was due mid-year.

         “The Green Paper is expected to be released for consultation around the middle of 2014.”

-       Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website

Here we are more than halfway through September and it is nowhere to be found.

What I was afraid was going to be 12 months of policy inertia looks like it will be even longer.

This inertia leaves the agricultural sector with no clear policy and strategic guidance from government at a time of enormous challenge and opportunity.        

I will continue to hold Barnaby Joyce to account for his promises to the agricultural sector.



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