Vegetation management forum

Queensland’s largest peak agricultural industry group AgForce, has thrown its support behind the current vegetation management framework, which was put in place by the LNP in 2013.

Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar said AgForce supported key aspects of the LNPs vegetation management policy framework, which were sensible and balanced.

“AgForce was instrumental in helping us mount a campaign in 2016 to defend the LNP’s vegetation management reforms from being overturned by Labor and the Greens,” Mr Millar said.

“The ongoing support of AgForce will ensure we have ‘Fair Laws for Farmers’ in Queensland when it comes to vegetation management.

“During Estimates this year, the Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Steven Miles confirmed Labor’s plans to reintroduce senseless vegetation management legislation at the next election.

“The only way to protect the rights of our hard-working farmers to undertake sensible land management activities, is to ensure a majority LNP Government is elected.

“None of us want to go back to the old days under Labor and the Greens, when farmers were labelled as ‘environmental vandals’ and treated as hardened criminals under the law.

“We need your support to protect our balanced policy framework.

“AgForce has endorsed the LNP’s expanded use of self-assessable codes, they agree with our approach to managing regrowth and support the issuing of high value agriculture permits.”

On Friday October 6, 2017, Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar will be hosting a vegetation management forum at the Emerald Explorer’s Inn from 9.30am to 11.30am with special guests Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Andrew Cripps and Senator for Queensland the Hon Matt Canavan.

To register your interest, please email gregory@parliament.qld.gov.au.