Royalty the same as everything else, says Labour

Rural Exchange 26/08/2017

We pay a ‘royalty’ already on oil, gas & gravel out of the river, so why not pay a ‘royalty’ on water, Damien O’Connor, the Labour Primary Industries Spokesperson and he believes that we should use these funds to also spend on more soil & water science and our Crown Research Institutes.

Damien believes that PGP Funding is subsidies that hasn’t supported farmers to see value in their product prices, and he avoids clarifying what Labour's bottom line for the primary sector will be in a coalition should they hold the balance of power after the 2017 election.