Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar this week voted to protect Queensland’s existing vegetation management framework and maintain the hard-won property and development opportunities of landholders.
Mr Millar said despite the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s opposition to the motion, common sense had prevailed.
Mr Millar said the LNP’s amendments to a motion moved by the Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) received majority support in the parliament.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is beholden to extreme green groups and unwilling to recognise the importance of the agriculture sector to jobs and prosperity in the seat of Gregory,” Mr Millar said.
“Our region’s vast agricultural opportunities are the envy of other regions and the rest of the world is hungry for the food and fibres we produce.
“That’s why it’s so important we have a government that supports landholders’ rights. Sadly with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad calling the shots that’s never going to happen.”
Mr Millar said the motion in Parliament this week drew a line in the sand that ensured the Parliament would not support any legislation that weakens rights of landholders.
“The LNP’s management framework is simple, it’s workable and it protects the rights of landholders’ right across our region,” he said.
“Labor’s motivation to scrap these laws is twofold; firstly to repay the debt it owes to green groups in Brisbane and secondly to undo the work of the former LNP Government in a political get-square.
“Queensland deserves better than a vindictive government indebted to third parties with a short-sighted, one-track agenda.”
Mr Millar said only the LNP was committed to supporting a management framework that was simple, that was proven to work well and fully protected the rights of all Queensland landholders.