A bill which will enable the Department of Environment and Primary Industries to undertake biosecurity work on orchards has passed through the Victorian Legislative Assembly this afternoon.By Jessica Grimble
A bill which will enable the Department of Environment and Primary Industries to undertake biosecurity work on orchards has passed through the Victorian Legislative Assembly this afternoon.
A last-minute attempt by the Opposition to halt a second reading of the Plant Biosecurity Amendment Bill until the Victorian Government committed the $3
Mr Andrews said it was a sad day — and he said the National party had lost its voice.
‘‘The most important point of all of this is it’s not only the right thing to do — but it’s also the smart thing to do,’’ Mr Andrews said.
Under the plan, the DEPI could carry out clean-up works on an orchard, including removing trees and the cost would be applied to the property and recovered when it is sold.
For the full report, and a response from the National party, see next week’s Cobram Courier.
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