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Committee discusses farming in the North

Issue date: Monday, 16 March 2020

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The Australian Parliament’s Agriculture and Water Resources will begin its travel across Northern Australia today with a hearing in Toowoomba as part of its Inquiry into growing Australian agriculture to $100 billion by 2030.

The Committee will today hold a hearing in Toowoomba. Committee Chair, Mr Rick Wilson MP, highlighted the vast potential of northern Australia to expand its agricultural production.

‘From cattle to cotton and from aquaculture to horticulture, the availability of land and water provides incredible opportunities for a diverse range of agricultural industries to thrive in the north.’

‘In addition, the proximity to the growing markets of the Asia-Pacific is a significant advantage for northern producers. The Committee will be discussing how northern ports such as Townsville and Darwin, as well as the new air freight flights leaving Toowoomba, can assist Australian producers to access these expanding export markets’, Mr Wilson said.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 16 March 2020
Time: 10.50am to 11.20am
Location: Karl Langer East Room, Burke and Wills Hotel, 554 Ruthven St, Toowoomba

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Media inquiries

Elysia Harverson, office of Mr Rick Wilson MP, Chair
elysia.harverson@aph.gov.au
0477 360 087

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4500
agriculture.reps@aph.gov.au

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