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Tasmanians urged to support local growers recovering from fruit fly ordeal

  • Mainland Tasmania’s fruit fly free status great news for growers
  • Tasmanians urged to support growers and buy local
  • Government must get on with developing new biosecurity legislation

 

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Shane Broad, has welcomed mainland Tasmania reclaiming its fruit fly free status.

“This is great news for Tasmania’s fruit exporters who have had a tough 12 months just trying to keep their businesses operating in this uncertain time,” Dr Broad said.

“Many growers have suffered huge financial losses and still have to work hard to reassure their trading partners and win back those markets.

“Tasmanians can show their support by buying local fruit and spreading the word about our fruit fly free status.

“We now need to be vigilant and ensure this doesn’t happen again and I’m urging the Government to get on with developing new biosecurity legislation to strengthen regulations for the future.”

 

Shane Broad MP
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Water