Don’t let vegetation laws back at next poll
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