Law hits shoppers
SUNSHINE Coast strawberries, Lockyer Valley lettuce, Bundaberg macadamias, Bowen mangoes and Tablelands avocados are among the fruit and vegies that will cost Queenslanders more under new vegetation management laws.
By stopping our farmers from sustainably managing and clearing land to meet the increasing demand for their produce, it is inevitable that the price of their produce will soar.
Our growing population requires farms to grow too – but Labor just doesn’t get it.
It’s not just shoppers who will suffer.
The laws will choke farming communities, stifle job creation and destroy millions of dollars of future economic growth.
At the last regional parliamentary hearing in Cairns, it was abundantly clear to the region’s frustrated farmers that Labor is using these vegetation management laws to appease inner-city green voters at the expense of our rural and regional communities.
The Palasczcuk Labor Government has received thousands of submissions opposing the vegetation management laws.
The message from regional communities has been loud and clear – leave our vegetation management laws alone and stop attacking our farmers. Sadly, Labor is only too happy to demonise farmers and attack communities that did not vote for them.
In the process, Labor’s vegetation laws will also hurt the working class communities the party claims to represent.
Struggling families will be the ones hit hardest by these vegetation laws, whether they live in Brisbane or the regions.
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has either not fully considered the impact these unfair vegetation laws will have on ordinary Queenslanders – or it just doesn’t care.
Only the Liberal National Party has consistently stood up for hard-working families throughout Queensland who deserve access to affordable, high-quality and healthy food. Only the LNP has consistently opposed unfair and irrational vegetation laws that throw scientific consensus out the window to appease green ideological agendas. Only the LNP can be trusted to fight against Labor and for a fair go for Queensland farmers.
❝The laws will choke farming communities, stifle job creation and destroy future growth.
CONCERNS: Rosalita Calcino from Joylands, Charleville.