Greens to support wheat deregulation

Greens to support wheat deregulation

The Australian Greens say they will back the government’s deregulation of the wheat industry.

The bill, when it passes parliament, will abolish Wheat Exports Australia and the 22 cents a tonne charge it imposes on producers.

The Coalition is divided on the issue, with the Nationals in the west supporting the government, while the Nationals on the east coast want to delay the vote, for up to 2 years.

The Greens have announced today they will support the government in both houses, after Labor agreed to support amendments in the Senate.

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