Strategic Cropping Land-Mitigation Arrangements

18th October 2011 Strategic Cropping Land-Mitigation Arrangements Property Rights Australia is not and has never been opposed to the protection of strategic cropping land against the excesses of mining and coal seam gas. However the recently released SCL SPP 1/92 does not relate to mining or coal seam gas. It is specifically aimed at agriculture … Read moreStrategic Cropping Land-Mitigation Arrangements

IS THE CONDAMINE ALLUVIUM WORTH FIGHTING FOR

2nd August IS THE CONDAMINE ALLUVIUM WORTH FIGHTING FOR? Dear Members Last week the Senate standing Committee on Rural Affairs and Transport held hearings in Dalby, Roma and Brisbane. This is a huge issue and one which has farmers locked in a David and Goliath struggle. Never has a disregard for agriculture and property rights … Read moreIS THE CONDAMINE ALLUVIUM WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Election of Property Rights Australia Board

21st July 2011 Report to Members In an election at the first teleconference of the new board put in place at the Annual Conference, Joanne Rea and I swapped jobs.  She is Chairman, I am Treasurer and Lee McNicholl is Vice-Chairman. I only ever intended to hold the job of chairman for twelve months in … Read moreElection of Property Rights Australia Board

Country Life Article 16th December 2010

21st December 2010 Click to view full size.   Coal Seam Gas and LNP I met the member for Callide, Jeff Seeney MLA, in politics nearly 30 years ago and we’ve been involved in one two situations, backing each other, ever since…… that is, until yesterday. Last week, board member Joanne Rea and I attended … Read moreCountry Life Article 16th December 2010

Reply to Queensland Country Life article 16/12/10 CSG groups should note PRA example

21st December 2010 Media Release As Chairman and the only authorised spokesman for the Property Rights Australia Board, I am mystified at Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Jeff Seeney bringing PRA into his debate on his differences with his colleagues and constituents as reported in QCL, 16th Dec, “CSG Groups should note … Read moreReply to Queensland Country Life article 16/12/10 CSG groups should note PRA example

Lock The Gate campaign, Gasland Movie, Land Access Agreements, Forests and Court

29th November 2010 PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA Sunday, 28th November. At the time of writing Sunday 28th, there is a chance another state Labor government has fallen in Victoria. Meanwhile, in Qld, we have had the most extraordinary ten days in politics. With the threat of radical action by farmers in the coal seam gas areas … Read moreLock The Gate campaign, Gasland Movie, Land Access Agreements, Forests and Court

Coal Seam Gas and the Standard Conduct and Compensation Agreement

9th November 20109th November 2010Attention Members Update Coal Seam Gas and the Standard Conduct and Compensation Agreement.Now that the Federal Government has given the Coal Seam Gas Industry a tick of approval with conditions it will be full steam ahead to get as many landowners to grant concessions as possible.  We urge extreme caution with … Read moreCoal Seam Gas and the Standard Conduct and Compensation Agreement

Regulation Outrage

22nd October 2010 PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIA22nd October 2010Regulation OutrageAs mentioned in a previous newsletter civil unrest is occurring all the way from Cape York to Perth fuelled by government policies pandering to the extreme environmental agenda.A one billion dollar bauxite mine has been put on hold by Minister Robertson’s arbitrary decision to extend a 200m … Read moreRegulation Outrage

Native Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement, and Climate Change Measures

10th May 2010Property Rights Australia welcomes the report of The Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee into Native Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement, and Climate Change Measures. They have recognised, at last, that a small group of Australians, namely landholders and rural communities have borne the brunt of community environmental objectives.Significant recognition of many … Read moreNative Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement, and Climate Change Measures

Lady McCamleys Funeral, The Senate Enquiry, Coal Seam Gas

13th April 2010 13th April 2010   Funeral Lady Shirley McCamley’s funeral on Saturday in Rockhampton was a great testament to the high regard felt by all who knew her.  I would like with all our members, with the twelve hundred people who attended St Pauls Cathedral to offer our sincerest condolences to Sir Graham and … Read moreLady McCamleys Funeral, The Senate Enquiry, Coal Seam Gas

Native Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement and Climate Change Measures

19th February 2010  Information about the Inquiry On 04 February 2010 the Senate referred the following matters to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee for inquiry and report. (1) The impact of native vegetation laws and legislated greenhouse gas abatement measures on landholders, including: (a) any diminution of land asset value and productivity as … Read moreNative Vegetation Laws, Greenhouse Gas Abatement and Climate Change Measures

Senate Enquiry & Tower Of Hope Property Rights Rally

8th February 2010 Members’ Newsletter 8th February 2010 The Canberra “TOWER OF HOPE PROPERTY RIGHTS RALLY” on 2nd February was a resounding success. NSW Farmers Association must ne congratulated on using the publicity generated by Peter Spencer’s Tower Of Hope protest to highlight the injustice of expropriation without adequate compensation of property rights that organisations … Read moreSenate Enquiry & Tower Of Hope Property Rights Rally

Election 07: Feds were involved with clearing bans

9th November 2007Prime Minister, John Howard, has admitted the Federal Government did play a role in banning land clearing, but won’t comment on whether farmers should be compensated for this or be recognised for their contribution to Australia meeting its Kyoto targets. In a special interview with Rural Press last week, Mr Howard exploded the … Read moreElection 07: Feds were involved with clearing bans

Carbon market still an option for farmers despite lockout

13th August 2007Farmers can still sell carbon credits on the open market, according the National Australia Bank, despite being excluded from the Federal Government’s proposed cap and trade system. NAB carbon finance specialist, Rachel O’Neill, last week told the Agriculture Australia conference that cash for carbon is still available to farmers, if they undertake new … Read moreCarbon market still an option for farmers despite lockout

Carbon trading to be part of business for Aust farmers

10th August 2007Farms can actively participate in carbon emissions trading by decreasing land clearing, changing fertilising practices and reducing methane emissions. This timely advice was delivered to delegates at the Agriculture Australia 2007 conference in Melbourne by National Australia Bank’s (NAB) carbon finance specialist. Rachel O’Neill, head of nabCapital’s Carbon Solutions Group, told the conference … Read moreCarbon trading to be part of business for Aust farmers