Don’t let veg­e­ta­tion laws back at next poll

Balonne Beacon - - NEWS | WELCOME -

WE ARE now 12 months on from the Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment’s un­fair and un­nec­es­sary veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment bill that was de­feated in the Queensland Par­lia­ment.

In the six months lead­ing up to the bill fail­ing to pass, there was a groundswell of op­po­si­tion to La­bor’s worst ever veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment poli­cies.

I thank all those peo­ple who sup­ported that grass-roots cam­paign to pro­tect land­hold­ers prop­erty rights, as well as the prop­erty and hous­ing de­vel­op­ment sec­tor, the indige­nous groups who re­alised the im­pact La­bor’s laws would have on them and the union rep­re­sen­ta­tives that sup­ported the LNP.

The Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment did not take the de­feat well – and has re­tal­i­ated by block­ing High Value Agri­cul­ture ap­pli­ca­tions and mov­ing to un­der­mine the self-as­sess­able codes.

The ex­treme green move­ment in part­ner­ship with La­bor, has con­tin­ued to spread mis­in­for­ma­tion and ma­nip­u­late data from re­cent SLATS re­ports to scare ur­ban Queens­lan­ders.

The Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment and the green ac­tivists have counted fod­der har­vest­ing and thin­ning activities as clear­ing, which is both in­ap­pro­pri­ate and in­ac­cu­rate.

The fear­mon­ger­ing has been re­lent­less.

The Palaszczuk La­bor Gov­ern­ment has made it clear that it will con­tinue to at­tack the fi­nan­cial vi­a­bil­ity and ma­lign the rep­u­ta­tion of farm­ers and land­hold­ers in the lead up to and dur­ing the com­ing state elec­tion cam­paign.

If La­bor is re-elected in ma­jor­ity or mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment, they will over­turn the LNP’s sen­si­ble and bal­ance 2013 veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment laws.

There is only one way to stop them – elected an LNP Gov­ern­ment.

This is a se­ri­ous and make no mis­take – the gov­ern­ment must be changed.

One year ago to­day we won the bat­tle, but the war is far from over and we need to hold the line right up to the bal­lot box. — Ann Leahy NLP, Mem­ber for War­rego

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