Senate debates

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Questions without Notice

Queensland: Sugar Industry

2:37 pm

Photo of Fiona NashFiona Nash (NSW, National Party, Deputy Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source

I understand that the government would be considering those recommendations very closely, but I am not going to pre-empt any decision of the government on that basis. I will say though what I said at the outset. This government is absolutely committed to ensuring that we have a strong and viable future for our sugar growers in Queensland. We know that our agricultural producers make an enormous contribution to this nation's economy—indeed, they drive this nation, they clothe the nation, they feed the nation and they water the nation. We are well aware, as I said, of the uncertainty that has been created and will continue to work with the industry and the sector to ensure that that very viable future is in place for the growers.


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