Primary producers to keep guns under LNP
A FUTURE LNP government will renew all existing category H gun licences for primary producers and will ensure that all new applicants for pistol licences were assessed fairly and in a timely manner.
The State Labor Government have treated law-abiding farmers in the Warrego Electorate worse than criminal gang members.
The LNP have listened to the concerns of our primary producers who need hand guns for the safe management of their properties and humane destruction of injured or maimed livestock.
Under the LNP’s Fairer Gun Laws policy, primary producers who currently hold a category H licence (hand gun) would have their licence renewed while ever they met the “fit and proper person test” – as per the current law.
All new applicants will be treated fairly and have their applications assessed in a timely fashion.
The State Labor Government has been caught out running a deliberate policy of restricting licence renewals which has taken away a vital tool of trade for primary producers.
While Labor delights in painting farmers as lone cowboys, the LNP understands the safety issues of not having to carry a rifle in timbered country on a horse, motorbike or quad bike.
— Ann Leahy MP, Member for Warrego
Talking about mental health can really help
WORLD Mental Health Day is held on 10 October and I encourage everyone – whether you have a lived experience of mental illness or not – to think about the mental health and well-being of yourself and those around you.
The journey to positive mental health is not a journey we should walk alone.
I have been working with disadvantaged young people for over 40 years and each person I work with has their own unique story and journey to share.
I encourage them to connect with trusted family and friends to share their journey towards better mental health, and I am asking you to do the same.
Mental health issues affect everyone.
Whether or not you yourself are experiencing mental illness, there is always someone around you who is.
As a community we need to look out for each other and that begins with talking.
From my experience on dealing with mental health, I know that starting a conversation can be the biggest turning point for vulnerable young people.
At Youth Off The Streets, we have dedicated youth and case workers who assist young people on a daily basis.
The unfortunate truth is that 14% of Australian young people aged four to 17 have mental health or behavioural problems and it is imperative for us to step in and support our vulnerable kids at this time of crucial growth.
Taking the time to discuss these issues, how they are affecting you and how you are overcoming them can set the path for not only your growth, but for others.
This World Mental Health Day, I urge you to support each other and in particular support our young people in starting conversations. Visit www.1010.org.au.
— Father Chris Riley,
CEO and founder, Youth Off The Streets
❝journey The to positive mental health is not a journey we should walk alone.