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Crikey reports that we are about to become a banana monarchy without bananas, due to the protection of the local industry from imports.

Within 24 hours of Larry crossing the Queensland coast, Bob Katter – the unofficial leader of Australia’s free-lunch brigade – demanded that bans on banana imports must be maintained…
Australians eat 15 million bananas a week. Surely in our current predicament countries like New Zealand could be trusted to meet some of this demand. Bananas are one of the healthiest foods available, so in an age of growing obesity surely a responsible government would attempt to satisfy consumer demand – even if it does annoy the tiny constituency of less than 2000 Australian banana farmers.

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March 27, 2006 at 2:36 pm

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