Victorian Opposition pledges $30m to SPC Ardmona

Victorian Opposition pledges $30m to SPC Ardmona

The Victorian Labor Opposition has pledged to grant SPC Ardmona a $30 million assistance package, if it wins power at the state election in November.

It comes after SPC’s request for $25 million each from the Federal and Victorian governments was denied last week, puttingĀ its future fruit processing operations in jeopardy.

But State Labor leader Daniel Andrews has spoken alongside Federal Opposition LeaderĀ  Bill Shorten in Shepparton today, pledging $30 million for SPC.

Mr Anrews says these jobs and the community are worth fighting for, and are too important to get up in party politics.

He says any government should be working to protect Australian jobs, rather than paying out million of dollars in Centrelink payments.

Mr Shorten has criticised the move by the Abbott government to grant assistance to the Cadbury factory in Hobart, and not to SPC.

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