Amalgamation plans slammed by Qld rural mayors

27th July 2007The worst fears of many rural mayors have been realised when Queensland Premier Peter Beattie this morning produced a wall-sized map of the State detailing far more extensive knife wielding than many had predicted. “157 shires in Queensland will become 73,” the Premier said, his words almost drowned by an audible gasp around … Read moreAmalgamation plans slammed by Qld rural mayors

NSW Farmers backs calls for inquiry into property rights

21st June 2007The NSW Farmers’ Association has welcomed comments by Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce about the need for recognition of property rights for farmers. Senator Joyce is calling for free title ownership and market values to be properly recognised by lawmakers and the public. NSW Farmers’ Association president Jock Laurie said the Senator’s call reflects … Read moreNSW Farmers backs calls for inquiry into property rights

Canberras carbon trading scheme hit by court action

14th June 2007THE Federal Government’s proposed carbon trading scheme is on hold after court action by a farmer from the NSW Monaro who is seeking compensation for the “theft” of carbon credits because of land clearing restrictions. Peter Spencer, of Shannons Flat, filed the action in the Federal Court on Tuesday and while not a … Read moreCanberras carbon trading scheme hit by court action

Farmers left in the dark on emissions trading

1st June 2007Farmers are no closer to learning how they will be affected by a proposed new national carbon trading scheme. Prime Minister John Howard yesterday received a landmark report into the idea from a specially convened taskforce of senior bureaucrats and business figures. It recommended a national market be set up by 2012, including … Read moreFarmers left in the dark on emissions trading

AGM Presentation – John Purcell, Chairman – Turning the Tide

24th May 2007 Ladies and Gentlemen:  It is once more my privilege to present the PRA Chairman’s Report.  The year 2006/2007 has been one of mixed fortunes; however, in my view, the positives have exceeded the negatives.  About this time last year we had the wind taken from our sails with the receipt of Mr Bob … Read moreAGM Presentation – John Purcell, Chairman – Turning the Tide

AGM Presentation – Les White – Climate Change is Natural, Global Warming is False

21st May 2007 To download a printable version, click here.  The Global climate is continually in a state of change. Its part of the Natural evolution of our Planet and the Sun – Earth orbital relationship.  Global Warming or Cooling is not influenced by Climate change and I fail to recognise how Science has been so … Read moreAGM Presentation – Les White – Climate Change is Natural, Global Warming is False

What Really Causes Climate Change? By Laurence Hecht

14th March 2007 Dynamics of Earth-Sun orbital relationships, and not statisti- we have just presented. He might also argue that the recent cal trends in greenhouse gases, are the principal cause of cli- decades’ warming trend—that is an upward trend of about mate change, as the past 2-million-year record of Ice Ages one-half degree celsius … Read moreWhat Really Causes Climate Change? By Laurence Hecht

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