Government Must Relieve Apple Growers of Agony
Apple growers will be horrified and disgusted to learn that ENZA has wracked up potential debts in excess of $90
million, Owen Jennings said.
"This perilous position for the main exporter of apples puts pressure on the Government to act.
"The Minister of Agriculture must assume leadership for the industry, stop procrastinating and act on the evidence he
has from Crown Law and the regulating body, the Apple and Pear Board. He must act to relieve apple-growing families of
the agony they face," Owen Jennings said.
ACT Leader Richard Prebble wrote today to the Speaker, Jonathan Hunt, seeking an urgent debate on the crisis facing the
"When over 30 per cent of apple growers face financial ruin because of ENZA and the Minister, it is certainly time for
debate and action," ACT MP Owen Jennings said.
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