AgForce launches #FairLaws4Farmers
AGFORCE is urging Queenslanders to get behind its new Fair Laws for Farmers.
The campaign aims to help farmers grow their businesses, create jobs and produce more food and fibre.
AgForce general president Grant Maudsley said the campaign would include billboards, a dedicated website, social media posts and protest rallies to promote the message that proposed changes to vegetation management laws would do more harm than good and should be scrapped.
“Queensland agriculture has the potential to grow from $17 billion a year to $30 billion in the next decade, delivering new jobs and opportunities in our regions. But to grow, we need sensible land management laws,” he said.
“The Palaszczuk Government’s proposed changes to vegetation management laws will drive up food prices, shut down regional development and ultimately cost jobs.”
“Farmers just want a fair go: We’re calling on all Queenslanders to support fair laws for farmers.”
Mr Maudsley said AgForce would be crowdfunding to support the campaign via a new website at fairlawsforfarmers.com with the money raised to assist with campaign costs.
“In addition, we have been filming landholders across the state telling their stories in their own words about how the proposed vegetation management laws will affect them,” Mr Maudsley said.
“These videos will be regularly rolling out on our social media platforms and the new website.
More information is available at fairlawsforfarmers.com. Queenslanders can join the conversation on social media with #FairLaws4Farmers.
“Farmers are sick and tired of being kicked around like a political football on this issue, with 18 major changes and 38 amendments to vegetation management laws since 1999,” he said.
“We want fair laws that provide certainty to landholders and stand the test of time.
“We want fair laws that allow farmers to get on with the job of producing high quality food and fibre for Australia and the rest of the world.”
BACKING FARMERS: AgForce general president Grant Maudsley urges residents to jump aboard the Fair Laws for Farmers campaign.