Farm policy at risk in fragile parliament

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
Updated October 25 2018 - 1:52am, first published July 6 2016 - 5:03am
Melbourne radio broadcaster Derryn Hinch and his Justice Party want live animal exports banned, despite the trade's intrinsic social and economic value to northern Australia.

AN extended Senate crossbench and minority government could provide menacing policy outcomes for Australian farmers and agriculture with regressive legislative moves potentially rammed through the new-look federal parliament.

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Colin Bettles

Colin Bettles

Canberra Bureau Chief

Has been the Canberra Bureau Chief for Fairfax Agricultural Media since 2010 - survived the hung parliament - former media manager at Western Australian Cricket Association now covering national agricultural and rural issues in federal politics.