Labor guts kangaroo pet food program

The Andrews Government has cruelled farmers trying to manage kangaroo numbers by making the state’s kangaroo pet food program unworkable, Member for Euroa Steph Ryan says. Kangaroos controlled under an Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) permit can no longer be processed for pet food under the Andrews Labor Government’s changes. “Removing kangaroos culled under a…

Drought support package underwhelms

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said today’s announcement of additional drought support for Wellington and East Gippsland farmers was underwhelming.   Mr O’Brien said that it was a disappointment that at last the Premier had visited, more than 12 months after his government had acknowledged drought in the region, but he still…

Irrigators shut out of water market

Urgent action is needed from state and federal governments to create a single, transparent trading platform in the southern Basin. Media reports today again highlight the serious concerns of irrigators who are going broke because they can’t compete with speculators and investors who are sending water prices skyrocketing. A transparent trading platform would prevent anti-competitive conduct and…