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Government lacks coherent primary industry policy



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ITEWS RELEASE BY HON. A.A. STREET, M.P. , OPPOSITION SPOKESMAN FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY, SHIPPING & TRANSPORT

I am astounded and disgusted at the omission of

any reference in Mr Whitlam's policy speech to Labor's plans

for Australia's primary industries.

It is a calculated insult to all people who live

in country areas. .

Having waged a vendetta against primary producers

ever since coming to power, Labor now is going to ignore them ' " -1 «': ·

altogether.

Australia must have a government which recognises

that our rural areas, the people who live there and the goods

they produce, play a vital part in our economy.

Apart from the people who live on farms, over two

million Australians depend for their livelihood on our primary

industries.-' .

Labor have indicated they could not care less about

them. It is an attitude born of ignorance, and Australia

cannot afford an ignorant government.

30 April 1974 CANBERRA