Cer­tainty eroded

Isis Town and Country - - News -

DE­SPITE the crip­pling drought and huge financial pres­sures on farm­ing com­mu­ni­ties, the Palaszczuk La­bor gov­ern­ment made it clear it is push­ing on with its plans to change the LNP’s amend­ments to the Veg­e­ta­tion Man­age­ment frame­work po­ten­tially de-valu­ing peo­ple’s prop­er­ties even fur­ther.

Op­po­si­tion Leader Lawrence Spring­borg said La­bor voted against an LNP mo­tion that com­pelled the gov­ern­ment to not make any changes to Queens­land’s veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment frame­work, par­tic­u­larly at a time when banks and financial in­sti­tu­tions are seek­ing cer­tainty.

“The LNP un­der­stands the agri­cul­ture industry is un­der se­vere so­cial and eco­nomic pres­sures due to the drought,” Mr Spring­borg said.

“At a time when farm­ers and gra­ziers need to be able to sus­tain­ably man­age the veg­e­ta­tion on their prop­er­ties to help get them through this tough pe­riod, La­bor is mak­ing it harder for them.

“In­stead of sup­port­ing droughtaf­fected com­mu­ni­ties, the Palaszczuk gov­ern­ment has turned its back on farm­ers and gra­ziers to put the in­ter­ests of the ex­treme greens first and in­tro­duce a heav­ier bu­reau­cratic and reg­u­la­tory bur­den on an industry al­ready do­ing it tough,” Mr Spring­borg said.

“The veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment frame­work gives our land­hold­ers se­cu­rity at a time where there is so much un­cer­tainty, par­tic­u­larly over when rain will fi­nally fall.”

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