Recent comments by: Jock Munrothebrae
Out of the shadow
Joel is probably doing a job for the Liberals in attacking Barnaby!
None of them are patch on our Agriculture Minister-he (Barnaby) is arguably the best friend that we have ever had.
Growing Australian Grain but we now have foreign merchants firmly in control of our marketing and they are trashing our quality and lowering the relative value of our wheat.
Does the golden booklet mention this fact or is it full of spin?!
Are love the country's figures correct and is there 3 million tonnes of unsold wheat form the 2011/12 season in storage?
What many commentators and supporters of deregulation do not understand is that under the national pooling single desk legislated arrangement, we had a system that had an obligation to market Australia's whole wheat crop to maximum advantage.
Under the current arrangements, the merchants,(most of them foreign), have no obligation to market our total crop or to ensure that the quality of our grain which gave us an edge in the past, is maintained.
Yes and the so called extensive and successful reforms led to AWB Ltd's share price slumping to less than $1.00 from a high of over $6.00.
Reading Fitzgibbons comments on foreign investment and food production makes you wonder what we Australians have done to deserve politicians like him.
The even sadder fact is that most of the urban elite Liberal and Labor members would probably agree with him.