Senate debates

Monday, 2 May 2016


Western Australia: Pastoral Industry

9:50 pm

Photo of Dean SmithDean Smith (WA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

Another prominent Australian, Gina Rinehart, who owns Mulga Downs, Nerrima and Fossil Downs stations, has already signalled she will support the industry in its campaign against some of the changes proposed by the WA Nationals' Mr Redman. In an article in The West Australian on 23 March, Mrs Rinehart stated:

The pastoral industry is very valuable and contributes greatly to the wealth—

of all Australians, even Labor voters who might be inclined to vote for Labor Senator Glenn Sterle. I added that; that was not in the quote. I continue:

We would not want to see anything introduced that would reduce the ability to graze livestock.

For someone from the Transport Workers Union, I find it surprising that you would be scoffing at a contribution tonight about the livestock industry.


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