These speech notes are quite lengthy but worth a read.
9.45am, 17 November 2008
The new government must prove to us they are pro economic advancement and not economic regression. Farming by permit would be disaster.
Councils are telling us what we have to do with our land ‘for the benefit of wider society,’ but with no requirement to compensate us for loss of productive land or productivity.
Your Federation and I have much to do on both sides of the Treasury benches.