Law hits shop­pers

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News - — Dale Last, Shadow Nat­u­ral Re­sources Min­is­ter

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.

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