Wednesday, 07 April 2021 12:30

Foot in mouth - again!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: This old mutt reckons Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor too often suffers from 'foot in mouth' disease.

Speaking at last month's Central District field days, O'Connor told an audience of agricultural leaders and politicians that the last year has taught the tourism industry "not to be so cocky" after losing its spot as the top export earner to the dairy industry.

Not a very smart thing to say when tourism operators are going broke all over the country due to his government's policies on border control - especially when tourism businesses in his own patch on the West Coast are suffering terribly.

This follows O'Connor's dumb comment, earlier in the year, when he told the Australians to show China 'more respect'.

The Hound suggests O'Connor should practice engaging his brain a whole lot more before opening his big, fat mouth!

 

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