Federal member for Kennedy Bob Katter says Russia’s ban on Australian imports has seriously injured Australia’s agricultural industry, despite the Department of Agriculture’s claims to the contrary.
Leader of the Katter Australia Party and vocal supporter of all things agriculture, Mr Katter is doubtful the relationship between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Tony Abbott can be reconciled during this weekend’s G20 Summit in Brisbane.
The ban on imports from Australia, Canada, the US and EU started in August and directly effected many Australia farmers who rely on the Russian market.
“It’s done untold bloody damage to us,” Mr Katter said.
Prime Minister Abbott famously told reporters he intended to “shirt-front” President Putin following Russia’s lack of cooperation on investigating the…
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