Bunchy Top Weed
BUNCHY TOP WEED
The Hon. J. R. JOHNSON: I direct my question without notice to the Deputy Leader of the Government, representing the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs. What program does the Government have in place for the eradication of bunchy top, which can have disastrous consequences, as the Minister knows, on one of our most important rural industries.
The PRESIDENT: Order! The honourable member has not finished his question. I cannot hear him.
The Hon. J. R. JOHNSON: Does the House have an assurance from the Minister that everything possible is being done to undertake to completely eradicate bunchy top?
The Hon. R. J. WEBSTER: First it was red water fever, then it was Wren wheat, and now it is bunchy top. I congratulate the honourable member on his agricultural research and coming up with these amazing examples. Naturally I will closely research the question raised by the honourable member.
The Hon. J. P. HANNAFORD: In view of the hour I suggest that any further questions by honourable members be put on the notice paper.