Prebble Slates Refusal To Debate Apple Crisis
ACT leader Richard Prebble has condemned the government's
refusal to debate the crisis in the apple
Government MPs in Parliament today declined
leave for a snap debate on the issue.
"The apple industry
earns $750 million of export income a year. Experts agree
that conservatively one third of all orchardists are facing
ruin," Mr Prebble said.
"The crisis has been brought about
by the government's decision to deregulate the industry
without having any plan as to how to meet losses that go
back to the old Apple and Pear Marketing Board.
will be annoyed that the government is not prepared to even
discuss the issue," Mr Prebble said.
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