Another week has passed but still no Agriculture White Paper.
This week saw Barnaby Joyce in response to my questioning, saying once again, that the “White Paper is complete” but refusing to provide a release date.
Though, during debate in the Chamber Barnaby extended a pseudo invitation: “I know when and I know where and I should invite you along”.
It appears that the Barnaby has been advised not to commit to any firm timeline, which can only be for one of three reasons:
1. That Barnaby Joyce is telling fibs and Ministers are still brawling over his “crackpot ideas”
2. The Abbott Government has no idea when the White Paper will be ready for release, or
3. Tony Abbott doesn’t sufficiently trust Barnaby Joyce to give him the date.
Whatever the case I look forward to my invitation to the Agriculture White Paper gala event, where undoubtedly there will be more people than flags.
FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2015