MULGA OKAY TO FEED

Western Times - - FRONT PAGE -

NAT­U­RAL Re­sources Min­is­ter An­thony Lyn­ham has as­sured Queens­land farm­ers that they could still push mulga to feed stock.

Dr Lyn­ham moved to dis­pel a con­tin­u­ing myth about the state’s re­spon­si­ble tree clear­ing laws.

“It’s im­por­tant that our strug­gling farm­ers know that they can still push mulga to feed their stock,” he said.

“It’s dis­ap­point­ing that this myth con­tin­ues to cir­cu­late – and I’ve even called the Fed­eral Min­is­ter this morn­ing to clear this up with him.

“Un­der the LNP, gra­ziers could har­vest up to 50 per cent of the reg­u­lated mulga on their prop­erty in a 10-year pe­riod. This has not changed,” Dr Lyn­ham said.

The facts are:

■ Fod­der har­vest­ing is still self-as­sess­able.

■ It is still free to no­tify to har­vest un­der what’s now known as an ac­cept­able de­vel­op­ment code.

PHOTO: KATHER­INE MORRIS

FOR THE FARM­ERS: Nat­u­ral Re­sources An­thony Lyn­ham as­sured Queens­land farm­ers that they can still push mulga to feed stock.

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