Thursday, 22 June 2017
I seek leave to make a short statement.
The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.
Labor opposes this motion. Senator Whish-Wilson's motion makes a number of allegations that prejudge matters that are before the courts. Labor considers this motion to be an unfounded attack by Senator Whish-Wilson and the Greens on the thousands of Tasmanians who work in the industry, both on-farm and throughout the supply chain. Labor supports a well managed finfish industry in Tasmania. The Senate references inquiry into the Tasmanian finfish industry found that there was no justification for further regulations, but that additional resources were required for the management of the industry. The Tasmanian Liberal government has failed to make adequate investments in the management of that industry.