Monday, February 3, 2014

Vic Labor commits $30m to SPC

VICTORIAN Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews has committed a future state Labor government to providing $30 million in taxpayer assistance for fruit processor SPC Ardmona. 

"If we could do more, we'll look at that," he told reporters in Shepparton where he visited the SPC plant with federal Labor leader Bill Shorten.

SPC and the thousands of jobs that rely on it were too important to lose, Mr Andrews said.

He called on Premier Denis Napthine to match the Labor offer.

"Our announcement today sends a firm signal to SPC and its parent company Coca-Cola Amatil that should Labor be elected in November we're willing to support their long-term viability in the Goulburn Valley." 3 Feb 2014

Coca Cola, Amatil, a multi billion dollar company, with one of the world's most recognisable and profitable trademarks, owns a company called SPC Ardmona which the Victorian taxpayers are funding to keep afloat.

Showing precedence, then ALL businesses that are struggling in Victoria should eligible for government funding.

Coca Cola also sell water to the general populous under the Mt. Franklin label.

The Victorian government sells water to Coca Cola for $1.40 per million litres or approximately 500 times cheaper than the average home owner purchases water for.

Currently a 600ml bottle of Mt. Franklin water sells from Woolworths  for $2.33 or $3.88 per litre.

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