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Thursday, 16 May 2013
Page: 2742

Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (12:29): I, and also on behalf of Senator Colbeck, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes its support for the fruit growers and workers in the local food processing industry;

(b) recognises the impact and toll That the increased cost of doing business has on local food processors;

(c) acknowledges the significance of iconic local food processors as key employers and contributors to regional communities;

(d) supports the 'Toss a tin in your trolley' campaign to encourage Australians to throw a tin of local canned produce into their shopping trolley and urges supermarkets to promote this initiative; and

(e) calls on:

(i) the Treasurer to initiate an urgent safeguard investigation to determine whether safeguard action should be imposed in respect of imported canned produce, and

(ii) the Government to undertake an immediate and comprehensive anti-dumping investigation with respect to the request from SPC Ardmona and the canned food industry.

Question agreed to.