Senate debates

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Questions without Notice

Working Holiday Maker Program

2:21 pm

Photo of Matthew CanavanMatthew Canavan (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia) Share this | Hansard source

As I said in answer to the previous question, the current government will be making these decisions following this review and by the end of the year. We have provided that relief over six months. The senator has raised issues of uncertainty for the farming sector. Well, there is no greater uncertainty for farmers in this country than the policies of the Australian Greens. That is the uncertainty that our farming sector principally face often in my state, particularly in northern Australia, where the Greens would not like farmers to develop any land or to develop any irrigation to create new jobs. That is the uncertainty those farmers—

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