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