Another call to slash food import bill
AS GOVERNMENT adjusts legislation for offshore drilling, a senator is advising it to seriously consider ways of slashing its significant food import bill.
Senator John Watson said getting a handle on food imports would be far easier to achieve than reducing oil imports at this time.
He was debating the Offshore Petroleum (Amendment) Act, 2017 in the Senate yesterday.
The senator once again suggested utilising waste land, saying that Government could acquire those that were idle and “properly compensate” the owners. (WILLCOMM)
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