House debates

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Questions without Notice

Cattle Industry

3:04 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

I'm not going to take lectures from a Labor Party who shut down the live cattle trade in a panicked decision after one television program. Under our government, we're working towards a $100 billion agricultural industry by 2030. This afternoon I'm looking forward to sitting down with the National Farmers Federation, and not only to talk about those projects to achieve and realise what can be gained in our agricultural sector. The agricultural sector at the moment, of course, is going through a difficult period because of the drought, and we've seen a more than 10 per cent fall in farm GDP because of that. But what we do have are the plans to continue to build it. What I am so impressed by is the resilience of the Australian agricultural sector—that, despite the setbacks, they continue to invest and realise their future—

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