After a year of waiting....  


After a year of waiting for the Minister of Agriculture to release a report written by the Chair of the Agricultural Land Commission, we finally got to see the ALC Review.

The review was released coincident with an introduction of legislation to make amendments to the Agricultural Land Commission Act. This legislation, Bill 19 - 2011 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act had its second reading yesterday.

I was grateful to have the opportunity to rise in the Legislative Assembly to speak to this Bill - I pointed out the positive, yet small, steps that it represents. I also pointed out some truly glaring challenges - the Government side of the house sure didn't like it.

Watch for yourself.

As always, you can read the Hansard for all debate, questions and statements that are on the record. The record of my comments on Bill 19 - 2011 can be found at this link.