New veg­e­ta­tion laws re­jected

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AGFORCE has wel­comed the Queens­land Par­lia­ment’s de­ci­sion to re­ject pro­posed changes to veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment laws.

AgForce gen­eral pres­i­dent Grant Maud­s­ley said the de­feat of the Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s ill-con­ceived laws now pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to step back and de­velop a bi­par­ti­san, work­able veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment pol­icy that could stand the test of time.

“The Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment’s veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment laws were op­posed by the agri­cul­tural sec­tor, in­dige­nous groups, the min­ing in­dus­try, the prop­erty in­dus­try and lawyers, among oth­ers, so the de­feat of th­ese laws will be wel­comed by many peo­ple right across Queens­land,” he said.

“This vote is a vic­tory for com­mon sense. It shows that good pol­icy can over­come bad pol­i­tics.

“The re­al­ity is farm­ers care about the en­vi­ron­ment we live and work in every day, and we man­age veg­e­ta­tion so we can pro­vide food for Aus­tralian and overseas con­sumers.”

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COM­MON SENSE: AgForce pres­i­dent Grant Maud­s­ley is hope­fully a work­able veg­e­ta­tion man­age­ment pol­icy can be cre­ated.

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