Sell­ing the farm

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT -

IN RE­SPONSE to an in­ter­view on the ABC ra­dio Mon­day morn­ing with our lo­cal (Monto) real es­tate agent, who is en­thu­si­as­ti­cally pur­su­ing the real pos­si­bil­i­ties of sell­ing farms / prop­erty in the North Bur­nett to for­eign (Chi­nese) in­vestors.

I strongly op­pose the idea be­cause many young Aus­tralians would give their eye teeth to be work­ing their own farm and rais­ing their fam­i­lies on this soil.

With for­eign own­er­ship, those same Aus­tralians will be liv­ing in work­ers’ huts un­der the charge of the for­eign masters.

A so­lu­tion would be gov­ern­ment as­sis­tance for young Aus­tralians.

There are many of us get­ting older, want­ing to sell, but not with the at­ti­tude of “any­thing for a dol­lar”.

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