AUSVEG, the National Peak Industry Body for Australia’s vegetable and potato growers, has welcomed the appointment of Federal Member for Wentworth, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, as leader of the Federal Liberal Party and Prime Minister-designate.

“On behalf of the Australian vegetable and potato industries, AUSVEG congratulates Mr Turnbull on his appointment as leader of the Liberal Party,” said AUSVEG Deputy CEO Andrew White.

AUSVEG is the leading horticultural body representing more than 9,000 Australian vegetable and potato growers.

“The Australian horticulture industry is the lifeblood of many rural communities and is a vital contributor to the Australian economy, employing tens of thousands of people across the country and contributing billions of dollars to the national economy annually,” said Mr White.

“We look forward to a strong working relationship with the new Prime Minister to ensure any challenges that affect Australia’s vegetable and potato growers are adequately addressed so that the industries can continue to prosper in the years ahead.”


MEDIA CONTACT:  Shaun Lindhe, Manager – Communications, AUSVEG
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