Gippslanders give evidence in farm trespass inquiry
Public hearings in Gippsland this week for the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into farm trespass laws have seen local farmers detail the profound impact of farm invasions on their operations.
Gippsland farmers and agriculture producers have been providing evidence about the impact of illegal farm trespass and livestock theft.
Nationals Eastern Victoria MP Melina Bath, who led the push for the inquiry on behalf of the Opposition, said it was clear the actions of law-breaking activists has had a significant impact on our farmers, their families, businesses, employees and the wider community.
“At the hearing we heard how our farmers and the livestock industry has come under attack by activists, and how farmers have experienced an unjustifiable level of scrutiny and pressure,” Ms Bath said.