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

We are reminded once again this country was formed by drought, floods, and wind and water erosion

15th February 2011  Dear members Weather Here we are in February, many of us with the wettest twelve months in memory behind us.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to all those displaced by flood waters and cyclones and those industries suffering substantial damage (and that’s most). We are reminded once again that this country was … Read moreWe are reminded once again this country was formed by drought, floods, and wind and water erosion

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

Property Rights Australia 2010 AGM Details

30th April 201030th April 2010  Good Afternoon Members When Fiona attempted to book the Emerald Town Hall for this years AGM on June 19th the booking clerk told her if there was any chance our meeting during the day would interfere with the evening function it might be better to book a fortnight earlier June … Read moreProperty Rights Australia 2010 AGM Details

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

Submissions To Senate Enquiry

19th February 2010  URGENT -SENATE ENQUIRY 18th February, 2010 As I write it is teeming.  I hope this is general.  If this is the El Nino our weather forecasters promised us, bring it on.  I believe that this simply proves once again that weather and climate are controlled by chaotic influences, presently and probably permanently … Read moreSubmissions To Senate Enquiry

Property Rights Australia Media Release 08-04-09

8th April 2009PROPERTY RIGHTS AUSTRALIAMedia Release 8 April 2009      Once again the governing Labor Party has shown its true colours.  Labor politicians have clearly shown their utter dislike, verging on hatred, towards the people in regional areas and in particular primary producers. Yesterday’s Government announcement clearly illustrates the deceitful and hypocritical attitude of Bligh … Read moreProperty Rights Australia Media Release 08-04-09

The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Report 2007

5th December 2007 The Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Report 2007 has been tabled in the Queensland Parliament and an electronic copy of the Report can be accessed via the Queensland Parliament’s website at: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/legislativeassembly/tableOffice/documents/TP_PDFS/TP2744-2007.pdf

Unions must stop threatening council workers

10th September 2007Shadow Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport Howard Hobbs today warned Queensland unions that threatening Council workers affected by Council amalgamations with the sack unless they paid a union membership was akin to blackmail.“Reports have surfaced that Union representatives have told Council workers that those who are union members will retain their … Read moreUnions must stop threatening council workers

Vote on forced amalgamations

30th August 2007 The Australian Local Government Association has recommended councils hold amalgamation ballots on Saturday, October 20. Local Government Association of Queensland president Paul Bell, told this week’s LGAQ annual conference on the Gold Coast the decision whether or not to hold the ballot, under the auspices of the Australian Electoral Commission, would be … Read moreVote on forced amalgamations

DEMOCRACY DIES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM

13th August 2007“The Beattie Labor Governments legislation last week to prohibit Councils from requesting polls of their area by the Australian Electoral Commission is an attack on the civil rights of every Queenslander,” Howard Hobbs Shadow Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport said today. “The Beattie Governments last minute amendments clearly state that a … Read moreDEMOCRACY DIES IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM

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

Backlash grows against forced amalgamations

21st May 2007AgForce is calling on the State Government to halt its forced shire amalgamation process and give the community a meaningful say, in the wake of a comprehensive AgForce member survey and more grassroots protests. In a rare political irony, angry council workers chanted union slogans in protest against a the actions of a … Read moreBacklash grows against forced amalgamations

Beef industry at risk from water cuts

23rd April 2007Uncertainty surrounds the Federal Government’s Murray Darling water cuts, with conflicting messages about whether water will be available for livestock causing angst within the beef industry. Prime Minister John Howard announced last Thursday that without big rain in the next six weeks, all extraction entitlements would be slashed to zero, with water only … Read moreBeef industry at risk from water cuts

Qld leaseholders to win extensions for environmental work

19th March 2007Queensland farmers and graziers who lease State Government land will be able to get longer leases if they improve the condition of their land, under innovative land reforms introduced in the Queensland Parliament yesterday.Minister for Natural Resources and Water, Craig Wallace, says the Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2007 will facilitate the … Read moreQld leaseholders to win extensions for environmental work