Mayors Advance a Solution

Consultation 2

Mayors from across the downs and South West are putting pressure on the State Government to re-think the proposed vegetation management laws. The Council of Mayors, Darling Downs and South West Queensland Chair, Paul Antonio says it’s time for more consultation and more balance. He says the … [Read more...]

Hybrid Swarm in Global Mega-Pest

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Seems there’s a new pest on the horizon and CSIRO is worried. Their scientists have confirmed the hybridisation of two of the world's major pest species, into a new and improved mega-pest, and they’re seeking some vigilance to make sure we stay in front of it. One of the pests, the cotton … [Read more...]

AgForce Calls for Facts

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AgForce is calling on the State Government to order an independent study into the social and economic impacts of new vegetation management laws after it was revealed last week that none has been undertaken and none are planned. The call follows last week’s meetings and rallies across the state … [Read more...]

Blueprint to Strengthen Biosecurity

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The five-year plan to build the framework for Queensland’s future biosecurity system, to protect the state’s almost $20 billion agriculture industry has been released and follows an independent review of Queensland’s Biosecurity Capability. Minister for agriculture Mark Furner says the … [Read more...]

Time to Stand Up to Nonsense

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Despite the claims made by the Natural Resources Minister, the new vegetation management laws being slammed through parliament are not the same laws rejected by the Queensland Parliament in 2016 re-introduced again. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says they are far worse and go much … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Fury Builds

Palaszczuk Government

Queensland farmers' fury is building over the impact harsh new vegetation management laws will have on food production and the "rushed and ridiculous" way the proposed laws are being rammed through. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the public hearing schedule for the Parliamentary … [Read more...]