QFF re­leases re­view of the year

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAND Farm­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Stu­art Ar­mitage re­leased his year in re­view for 2016 list­ing the back­packer tax.

“On the ad­vo­cacy front, the back­packer tax, the Great Bar­rier Reef, vege­ta­tion man­age­ment, elec­tric­ity prices, wa­ter and the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin were some of the more prom­i­nent head­lines that dom­i­nated QFF’s 2016,” Mr Ar­mitage said.

“The back­packer tax was a dis­ap­point­ing chap­ter in Aus­tralian pol­i­tics where farm­ers were used as pawns in an un­nec­es­sary, highly politi­cised power strug­gle,” he said.

“As we close out the year, some of the more prom­i­nent is­sues have been re­solved and some still have a way to run.”

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