Hornet’s nest stings Qld Govt

18th November 2005 North Queensland Register Editorial Senior people in the Department of Natural Resources and Mines must be heartily wishing they had never heard of Shane Watts. For 17 months, the department doggedly pursued the Collinsville grazier, finally winning a court victory when Mr Watts was found guilty and fined $2000 for clearing one-third … Read moreHornet’s nest stings Qld Govt

PRA launches new website

3rd November 2005 Property Rights Australia has recently launched its newly formatted and designed website. The previous site experienced several technical difficulties and it is hoped that the new site will provide existing and potential members with improved and up to date information regarding PRA activities and events. Monthly updates will be automatically sent to … Read morePRA launches new website

PRA Meeting- St George

24th October 2005 Property Rights Australia (PRA) attracted over 150 people to its Public Meeting in St George on Saturday 22 October. Attendees came from as far west as Wyandra and north to Bowen. Guest speakers were Senator Barnaby Joyce and State Opposition Spokesman on Local Government Howard Hobbs. PRA speakers were Chairman John Purcell … Read morePRA Meeting- St George

Property Rights rally in Senator Joyce’s home town

18th October 2005 This Saturday Senator Joyce will be speaking at his home town of St George Qld on the fundamental right of property ownership and its current erosion by reason of government infringement. “I will be speaking closest to home on an issue closest to my heart,” Senator Joyce said today. Senator Joyce will … Read moreProperty Rights rally in Senator Joyce’s home town

Independent inquiry into Beattie tree cover-up needed

10th October 2005 An independent inquiry into allegations the Beattie government ordered the destruction of a Departmental report critical of Labor’s Vegetation Management Act was needed, Property Rights Australia (PRA) said this week. PRA chairman John Purcell said the allegations from former principal scientist with the Qld Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Dr Bill … Read moreIndependent inquiry into Beattie tree cover-up needed

Can’t see the forest for the liesanother government cover up!

8th October 2005 Another bomb shell was dropped on the Qld State Government during the regional sitting of Parliament in Rockhampton this week. The attack did not come from across the floor from the Qld Opposition but indeed from outside the makeshift state parliament altogether. As 300 vocal rural and regional landholders converged on the … Read moreCan’t see the forest for the liesanother government cover up!

Rocky Rally a Success!

6th October 2005 300 rural and regional landholders from across Queensland marched with Property Rights Australia to converge on the regional sitting of parliament in Rockhampton this week. Armed with nothing more than placards, strong vocals and a belief in a strong cause the march took centre stage in the streets of Rockhampton. Prosting against … Read moreRocky Rally a Success!

Open Letter to Premier Beattie

3rd October 2005 Premier, It’s a pity you can not meet with the many hundreds of marchers at the Pilbeam theatre on Thursday 6th October, from 1.00pm. Thank you for your response and apology. This is better than no acknowledgement at all, of the last rally in Brisbane during Exhibition week when 500 Property Rights … Read moreOpen Letter to Premier Beattie

Rockhampton Rally- Thursday, 6th October

24th September 2005 Invites all PRA members, landholders & others in all primary production industries to attend a peaceful protest rally in Rockhampton on Thursday the 6th Oct 2005 to voice your objections to this Government’s approach to Vegetation Management Act, Water Act, Civil Rights etc. Following the success of the Brisbane Rally it is … Read moreRockhampton Rally- Thursday, 6th October

Rocky Rally- 6th October, Rockhampton

21st September 2005 Property Rights Australia Announces “The Rocky Rally” A peaceful rally is organized for Rockhampton to demonstrate landholders’ disgust at the Beattie  Government’s removal of basic Civil Liberties, by the introduction of the Vegetation Management Act 1999, the Water Act 2000, the loss of fee simple Freehold title rights and the uncertainty over … Read moreRocky Rally- 6th October, Rockhampton

Green benefits not worth pain of land clearing

20th September 2005 Queensland’s strict ban on tree clearing is severely damaging farmers and deliversing little in the way of environmental results, according to the nation’s chief commoditiies forecaster. In its latest report, the Australian Bureua of Agriculture and Resource Economics called for laws on native vegetation clearing in Queensland and NSW to be overhauled. … Read moreGreen benefits not worth pain of land clearing

Members News Letter

12th September 2005 Dear Property Rights Australia Member, Once more I call on you to stand up and be counted in your own interests and the interests of your mates and fellow Queensland landholders. The full Queensland Parliament is to sit in Rockhampton at the Pilbeam Theatre in the first week of October. Attached is … Read moreMembers News Letter