Wednesday, 01 May 2024 13:00

Critical industry?

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: There's an outpouring of concern over the parlous state of one of our major industries.

Columnists and politicians are agitating loudly for government intervention to bail out this vital industry – a foundation pillar of our country that props up communities and pays the government millions in taxes, yet finds itself, for now at least, beset by high costs, low returns and an uncertain future.

Surely the outpouring of support and cries for bail-out money that Milking It refers to is for the struggling farmer sector?

Not a chance!

The handwringing and demands for a government bail-out are of course about, and driven by, the failing news media.

Wouldn’t it be great if they cared as much about an industry that most years does actually prop up the economy?

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