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EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER

EXTREME GREENS NO FRIEND OF THE FARMER

Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin has criticised the Greens after they once again supported comments condemning the cattle industry.

The Greens candidate for Page recently posted on social media that “cattle don’t belong on this land and the cost of supporting them through drought is extreme,” a statement which has now been endorsed by the Greens candidate for Lismore.

Mr Curtin said The Nationals make no apology for supporting our cattle industry.

“The Greens candidates are standing side-by-side and their position is disgraceful.”

“The fact the Greens candidate has felt the need to justify her party’s position again today reconfirms their ignorance towards the farming sector.”

“We have many local families in cattle production and dairy farming in our community and today the Greens have shown they don’t care about them,” Mr Curtin said.

Across the Northern Rivers the cattle industry directly and indirectly employs more than 6000 people.

“The Greens are no friends of the farmer and that has been seen again today.”

The NSW Government announced a comprehensive drought support package valued at over $1 billion earlier this year – this includes drought transport subsidies, the Farm Innovation Fund and the waiving of various farming fees and charges.