Senate debates

Thursday, 22 June 2017


Aquaculture Industry

12:18 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to make a short statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Tasmania's world-class salmon industry and the 5,200 regional jobs it supports produce a premium product, including fresh and smoked salmon. Given proceedings before the Federal Court, it is not appropriate to comment in relation to Macquarie Harbour. Other proposals will be considered in accordance with national environmental law. The coalition government will continue to work with all parties to support sustainable growth and jobs and promote Brand Tasmania. We urge all sectors of the industry to work together to help achieve this outcome.


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