LABOR’S silence on ag colleges fails our next generation of farmers.
As if the revelations that the Labor Palaszczuk Government continues to sit on a secret report into the future of the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) campuses in Emerald and Longreach weren’t enough, the fact that it refused to even respond to questions of the colleges’ future should sound alarm bells.
For Labor Agriculture Minister Mark Furner to not even respond to genuine community and industry concerns on the future of QATC shows the true contempt of this Labor Government’s anti-farmer and anti-agriculture agenda.
It is an absolute disgrace that Labor has deliberately run the colleges into the ground, so they can justify their eventual closure.
While it’s common knowledge that QATC are not what they once were, a Deb Frecklington Liberal National Party Government would reverse this trend with support and funding.
It’s time for Labor to come clean on its plans for our agriculture colleges.
Our next generation of farmers deserve better.
Queensland’s agricultural industrial deserves better.
Our communities that service and are supported by these colleges deserve better.
Queensland deserves better. — Tony Perrett MP, LNP Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry