Farmers walk out of ag minister's budget breakfast speech

Updated May 15 2024 - 12:12pm, first published 12:01pm

"Sick and tired" farm leaders have staged a walkout during a speech being delivered by Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Murray Watt following the government revealing its live sheep by sea transition plan last week.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to