Senate debates

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Questions without Notice


3:03 pm

Photo of Arthur SinodinosArthur Sinodinos (NSW, Liberal Party, Cabinet Secretary) Share this | Hansard source

There are many businesses throughout the maroon state that will benefit and are benefiting already from our free trade agenda. One example is Grove fruit juice, operating in Brisbane and on the Darling Downs. As a senator for New South Wales, I am proud to say that Grove fruit juice also runs a 300-hectare orange orchard in Moree for use in production. Founded in 1969 and starting life as a small business, Grove fruit juice employs more than 100 Australians today. Grove squeezes 300,000 oranges and presses 180,000 apples every single day, selling over 500,000 litres of fruit juice per week. As a result of the Japan-Australia free trade agreement, tariffs of up to 34 per cent on fruit juices have progressively been cut for the last three years and will be fully eliminated in 2024. This has allowed Grove to export their product to Japan for the first time—another example of bringing home the bacon. (Time expired)


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