Food for thought, Prime Minister
Dear Editor, Julia Gillard’s statement, Re, ‘‘Food Power House for Asia’’ is a farcical, perfidious statement of the first degree - typical of politicians of every hue!
Over the last 20 years, State and Federal Governments have and are steadily dismantling the agricultural and rural sector of our National economy, by hampering farmers’ ability to prosper and produce.
While under financial duress, multi National companies have and are conveniently replacing the family farm, which in turn manipulate governments.
Laws enacted in Parliament - for example ‘The Native Grasses Protection Act’ - limit farmers’ ability to expand production when advantageous conditions occur.
Two years ago 4000 farmers converged at Parliament House in Canberra to protest against this (so called) Law and our property rights.
Not one mention of this protest was reported in the National media - of course we deny press censorship!
GM seed products introduced by multi National companies have wormed their way into our legal fabric, and are now protected by (so called) Law against litigation by farmers who want to grow organic products near GM Crop farmers (reference: Farmer vs Farmer WA reported).
The real culprits are the Government, protected multi National outfits and the Government’s controlled biosecurity department, which sanctions procedure, products, importation - most of which adhere to globalist policies - and put at risk National production, for example, fire blight from imported apples.
This department should be called ‘bio insecurity’, semantics excepted.
Finally we have the water debacle, to put it in its kindest terms.
Where does Julia imagine the water will come from to produce her visionary agricultural revolution? She has deliberately delegated her water minister to steal even more water from the agri-sector, to appease her green lobby, and then to waste it down the river of no return (who cares if thousands of rural families are at risk?).
A solution to the water problem, if indeed she really wants one, can be found in our submission to the basin plan (ref: 3973548) - no rocket science needed here Julia.
Perhaps the next incumbent to her position might conceivably be a patriot to our sovereignty and deign their ears to the people who put them in their positions and expect far more of them than the drivel and incompetence that we receive in return!
Yours etc, Pat Mathers Tocumwal