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Opposition backs $100 billion target, commits to National Agriculture Strategy
18 October 2018
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Joel Fitzgibbon, has used an address at the NFF's National Congress to announce that a Labor Government would pursue a National Agriculture Strategy endorsed by all tiers of government.
The call for a National Agriculture Strategy is a core component of the NFF's 2030 Roadmap, released yesterday.
Mr Fitzgibbon emphasised the need to act, rather than talk.
"It's time to act, not just talk. We don't have a moment to lose," Mr Fitzgibbon said in his remarks.
"I would love the opportunity to drive that overarching strategic plan for the sector."
NFF President Fiona Simson welcomed the Opposition's commitment.
"The industry has invested huge energy in our 2030 Roadmap, but we can't take it forward without the support of government.
"A National Agriculture Strategy – led by the Federal Government and endorsed at a COAG level – will help take the politics out of growing our industry.
"We applaud the Opposition for embracing this initiative, and for their commitment to the overarching vision of achieving $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030."
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