No valid reason for US beef ban

Colin Bettles
By Colin Bettles
Updated October 25 2018 - 1:51am, first published July 21 2016 - 10:00pm
US Embassy Agriculture Counsellor Hugh Maginnis.

OUTGOING US Embassy Agriculture Counsellor Hugh Maginnis says Australia’s stringent quarantine regime effectively bans the import of major US agricultural products like beef despite experts saying those barriers have no valid reason to exist.

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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.