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Deputy PM in Swan Hill

  • Deputy PM in Swan HillBarnaby Joyce, 2nd from right.

Agriculture is in great shape.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce was in Northern Victoria last week for the Ministerial Council meeting in Mildura.

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Mr. Joyce also paid a quick visit to Swan Hill last Friday speaking to a gathering at the Pioneer Settlement where he gave a very positive snapshot of what the Agriculture sector is contributing to the National economy.
"Over the past 12 months Agriculture has grown to the tune of about 23.7% which is 4 to 5 times the growth of any other sector in the country". "No other sector has contributed more to our Gross Domestic Product figures over the last quarter".

At the Ministerial Council they also discussed the Murray Darling Basin Plan where the Deputy PM pointed out that it is critical to get all States affected onto the same page to provide outcomes for all concerned.