Strange political times mean ag requires new allies in Canberra

Andrew Marshall
Updated November 1 2016 - 10:54am, first published 5:30am
Twenty-year  Canberra politician, Joel Fitzgibbon, says loyalties are changing quickly among voters and in parliament, therefore industry groups, including agriculture, can't rely on support from traditional parliamentary allies to get best policy results.
Twenty-year Canberra politician, Joel Fitzgibbon, says loyalties are changing quickly among voters and in parliament, therefore industry groups, including agriculture, can't rely on support from traditional parliamentary allies to get best policy results.

If you’re hoping turbulent times in Australian politics will settle down soon, returning to a more business-like period of old school-style democracy, don’t hold your breath.

Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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