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Budget fails people outside the major cities

Budget fails people outside the major cities

Malcolm Turnbull’s first budget has let down regional and rural Victorians, say the Greens.

“This Budget ignores the regional and rural Victorians who are doing it tough,” said Victorian Greens Senator Janet Rice.

“Just like Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull is taking the axe to the young, the old and the sick while handing out tax cut election bribes to high income earners and business.

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Delay in Country of Origin labelling reform hurts Victorian farmers and food manufacturers

Delay in Country of Origin labelling reform hurts Victorian farmers and food manufacturers

With reports that the Abbott government will not move to change country of origin food labelling laws until at least the end of the year, the Greens say there’s no reason for the delay.

“Victoria's farmers and food manufacturers are under pressure right now, and right now we’ve got a bill in the Parliament to help consumers give them support,” said Australian Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice.

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Greens food labelling reform to benefit Victorian producers

Greens food labelling reform to benefit Victorian producers

Food label claims about country of origin will be simpler and more accurate if a Greens bill introduced into federal Parliament is successful. 

“Victoria’s primary producers and local food industries are doing it tough right now and we must do all we can to support them,” said Greens Senator for Victoria Janet Rice.

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