Barnaby Joyce must explain to Australian growers the Indonesian Government’s position on Australian citrus exports.
Industry sources are claiming the Indonesian Government will not issue any future import permits. There is speculation the move may also affect Australian horticulture products including carrots, bananas and mangos.
Australian annual horticulture exports to Indonesia are valued at around $60 million.
Yesterday Barnaby Joyce tried to run and hide. When he did emerge he gave no explanation for the massive cut in live export quotas.
Unlike yesterday, the Agriculture Minister must today offer some reassurances and hope for both the live export and horticulture sectors.
WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY 2015