INDEPENDENT member for Indi, Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi), has welcomed the release of the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.
The paper details the government’s policy commitments and long-term strategy to increase competitiveness, profitability, investment and jobs in the sector.
“The paper has been eagerly awaited,” Ms McGowan said last week.
“Its release is a positive step in identifying what’s needed for agriculture and food production in Australia to have a sustainable future,” she said.
“The Issues Paper provided farmers and stakeholders in Indi an important opportunity to input to the White Paper.
“Thanks to everyone for making submissions to the paper.
“It is important the views of regional Australia were considered,” she said.
“Indi’s farmers and food producers are well placed to meet growing demand for clean, green Australian produce.”