Media release

The Palmer United Party Tasmanian leader Kevin Morgan says the Palmer United Party will strongly support the state’s farming sector if elected on March 15.

Mr Morgan said Tasmania’s farmers and graziers had been ignored for too long by Labor, the Liberals and the Greens.

“Only a Palmer United Party government can make a difference for Tasmania’s farm sector,” he said.

Mr Morgan said the Palmer United Party supported a plan to improve the rural sector proposed by the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA).

“One of the main points made by the TFGA is for the incoming government to consult with the farming sector and the Palmer United Party fully supports that request,” he said.

“We also want to promote Tasmanian food and products and to encourage investment to help the sector expand.

“The Palmer United Party will listen to the needs of the farming sector and implement policies to enable the state’s agriculture industry to prosper.”

Mr Morgan said the Palmer United Party’s pledge to decentralise government decision making should also be beneficial to the farming sector.

“Having key decision makers based in Hobart does not give the regions any local decision making process at all and it means the farm sector’s voice isn’t heard by government,” he said.

Mr Morgan said Hobart-focussed ministers were out of touch from regional and rural communities.

“They end up not knowing or understanding the issues in these communities,” he said.

“The Palmer United Party will act and will make Tasmanians’ lives better and that is why Palmer United is standing in every seat at the Tasmanian state election.”

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