FMD: Politicians ignore department advice not to play 'dangerous' politics

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated August 3 2022 - 10:04pm, first published 10:00pm
DANGEROUS POLITICS: Senator Peter Whish-Wilson condemned politicians using foot and mouth disease to score political points, despite the warnings from department staff doing so would be damaging to farmers.

POLITICIANS have been condemned for ignoring the warnings of department officials about playing "dangerous" politics with foot and mouth disease in a fiery Senate debate.


Jamieson Murphy

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