Agriculture

Australia Moves Toward Wheat Deregulation

A free market for food? What will they think of next?

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A BILL to deregulate the Australian wheat export industry passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday night.

Division in Coalition ranks was laid bare during the vote on the bill, with West Australian National Tony Crook crossing the floor and two Coalition MPs, Dr Dennis Jensen and Mal Washer, abstaining from the vote.

The Bill now only needs to pass through the Senate where the Labor Government, with the Greens, holds the majority.