Slow To Act On Vital Appointment

Slow To Act On Vital Appointment

Tasmania Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jeremy Rockliff

Green-Labor Arrogance On Farmer Appointment Go-Slow

Victor P Taffa

During Tasmanian Irrigation Estimates yesterday, the Primary Industries Minister admitted that it could be at least another six months before a Tasmanian Irrigation director with hands-on farming experience is appointed, according to Shadow Minister for Primary Industries Jeremy Rockliff.

“Despite Legislation being passed in May specifically stating that a Director with farming experience would be appointed, farmers are still waiting.”

“We know that Tasmanian Irrigation and the Green-Labor Government resisted this position strongly, but at the end of the day, an amendment was put into the legislation to include a director with farming experience.” Mr. Rockliff said.

“It is the absolute height of Labor-Green arrogance that it will most likely be a full 12 months following the passing of legislation before such a position is filled.”

“Given the Minister admitted yesterday that the funds to develop irrigation projects are drying up, input from a director with farming experience and resourcefulness is likely to be sorely needed.” Mr. Rockliff said.