Opinion: State’s agriculture and food sector suffering because State Government failed to react to pandemic fallout in time

By Shadow Minister for Agriculture & Food and Member for Agricultural Region Colin de Grussa. Western Australia’s agriculture and food sector is the lifeblood of regional and rural communities, and as we know, this industry is vital to our State’s economy. So, with skilled worker shortages continuing to plague our farms, it begs the question…

Opposition calls for further consultation prior to South Coast Bioregion Management Plan implementation

The Opposition has called on the Labor Government to undertake a further 12-month consultation period with small fishing operators prior to implementing the South Coast Bioregion Management Plan. Shadow Fisheries Minister Colin de Grussa said several small fishing operators in Albany and Esperance had continually raised concerns on the accessbility to the wet line managed…

HAVE YOUR SAY NOW ON EARMARKING AND BRANDING CONSULTATION

The Nationals WA agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa is encouraging producers to have their say on the State Government’s consultation process for sheep and cattle earmarking and cattle branding. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is proposing to amend the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management (Identification and Movement of Stock and Apiaries) Regulations 2013…