More help for workers in drought-affected areas

20th November 2006The Federal Government has changed the Drought Force program to make it easier for those who have lost their jobs in Exceptional Circumstances areas to do volunteer work on private farms and receive a pay packet from the Government.Minister for Workforce Participation, Dr Sharman Stone, says the changes mean that people in receipt … Read moreMore help for workers in drought-affected areas

More help for workers in drought-affected areas

20th November 2006The Federal Government has changed the Drought Force program to make it easier for those who have lost their jobs in Exceptional Circumstances areas to do volunteer work on private farms and receive a pay packet from the Government.Minister for Workforce Participation, Dr Sharman Stone, says the changes mean that people in receipt … Read moreMore help for workers in drought-affected areas

QCL – PRA Comment

9th October 2006 It is no surprise that ABARE has found the VMA will cost Queensland an additional $500million for forgone development in the Brigalow and Mulga Lands.             People must remember that the 2003 DPI Report which our erstwhile Premier ordered to be shredded, also established a $900 million cost to the Community from … Read moreQCL – PRA Comment

PRA Column: QCL 23rd February 2006

23rd February 2006 The Vegetation Management Act 1999 and the Water Act 2000 are coming back to haunt Beattie and his Government. Despite all the pre-legislation plotting and planning with their green friends, the Government has stuffed up. Why? Simply because the Government ignored good basic science and chose to misrepresent the facts for political … Read morePRA Column: QCL 23rd February 2006

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

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

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