25 September 2012
of the Legislative Council
(Western Tiers - Motion) - I move -
the Legislative Council -
the DairyTas growth program of making more milk - 'Filling the
(2) Notes that
the industry funds of $400 000 have already been committed to support
the total program budget of $1.556 million; and
(3) Urges the
state and federal governments to commit to funding the balance of
$1.156 million to ensure that the new program proceeds.
(Rosevears) - I am surprised to be speaking so early in the
would not support the amendment because the case put forward by the
member for Western Tiers is quite clear; it states the facts. I think
it is a notice of motion that is going to signal the support that
would be appreciated by the industry when it has put its best foot
forward - $400 000 - and they are looking for this $1.556 million - I
think you were saying $1.156 -
They only need $1.156 million to make up the $1.556 million.
- Thanks for clarifying that for me. Point (3) put forward by the
government reads -
the significant contribution both the federal and state governments
have made to this industry.
point is acknowledged, but I do not see any need for the government
to be patting itself on the back. Point (4) reads -
that the state government is committed to the future enhancement of
the industry and will explore options, in conjunction with
stakeholders, to identify opportunities for growth.
are weasel words and airy-fairy stuff without the solid commitment
that the original point (3) makes. They are calling for a solid
commitment, not airy-fairy words so I do not support the amendment.