14 March 2018 Members’ Newsletter

The new amendments to the Vegetation Management Act will present some major challenges for the efficient and productive management of your property. This newsletter is pretty much a shotgun approach and is by no means comprehensive: just a toe in the water. Submissions are due by mid-day, Thursday 22nd March. If you have a personal … Read more14 March 2018 Members’ Newsletter

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

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

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

Courts to protect oppressed farmers

14th January 2008 New South Wales Farmer Peter Spencer writes: Agmates Comment: Finally NSW farmer Peter Spencer is to get his legal right to a court hearing. Through the implementation of Land Clearing ban’s via the NSW State Governments Native Vegetation Act, Peter’s Alpine property has been rendered worthless, to date without any compensation. Many … Read moreCourts to protect oppressed farmers

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

A vote for Labor, a vote against NSW farmers: ABA

20th February 2007Although the Australian Beef Association claims to remain an apolitical association, this week it has come out strongly against the NSW Labor Government over ‘the appalling treatment of the State’s beef producers’.The broader NSW farming community also has been similarly treated by the current NSW Government, ABA says.ABA chairman, Brad Bellinger, said today, … Read moreA vote for Labor, a vote against NSW farmers: ABA

NSW Farmers support land use inquiry

8th February 2007The NSW Farmers’ Association supports today’s announcement to establish an independent inquiry into rural land use in Central West NSW.President of the NSW Farmers’ Association, Jock Laurie, says issues surrounding Land Use Planning are being felt statewide.“The NSW Farmers’ Association considers it important, particularly in developing areas like the Central West, that agricultural … Read moreNSW Farmers support land use inquiry

NSW Farmers support land use inquiry

8th February 2007The NSW Farmers’ Association supports today’s announcement to establish an independent inquiry into rural land use in Central West NSW.President of the NSW Farmers’ Association, Jock Laurie, says issues surrounding Land Use Planning are being felt statewide.“The NSW Farmers’ Association considers it important, particularly in developing areas like the Central West, that agricultural … Read moreNSW Farmers support land use inquiry

Dam crackdown leaves farmers high and dry

8th February 2007Up to 30 dams on Kangaroo Island, SA, farms could be deemed illegal for being built without approval from the Native Vegetation Council (NVC).With drought seriously affecting Kangaroo Island’s water supply, residents are outraged that NVC and the Department of Environment and Heritage want the dams pulled down for allegedly breaching the Native … Read moreDam crackdown leaves farmers high and dry

NSW Farmers support land use inquiry

8th February 2007The NSW Farmers’ Association supports today’s announcement to establish an independent inquiry into rural land use in Central West NSW.President of the NSW Farmers’ Association, Jock Laurie, says issues surrounding Land Use Planning are being felt statewide.“The NSW Farmers’ Association considers it important, particularly in developing areas like the Central West, that agricultural … Read moreNSW Farmers support land use inquiry

Clearing report backs farmers land management

5th February 2007A new NSW Government Report on the management of native vegetation confirms that farmers are doing the right thing by the environment, according to the NSW Farmers’ Association.Association president, Jock Laurie, says claims of illegal land clearing by green groups can finally be dismissed following the release of the NSW Government’s Woody Vegetation … Read moreClearing report backs farmers land management

NSW Oppositions Native Vegetation policy positive: NSW Farmers

31st January 2007The NSW Farmers’ Association today welcomes the NSW Opposition’s Native Vegetation policy announcement.The association’s president, Jock Laurie, says, “The NSW Farmers’ Association has raised concerns about the current Native Vegetation regulations. “The Opposition’s policy addresses those concerns.“If implemented, it would see the system become less rigid and prescriptive.“It would allow farmers to efficiently … Read moreNSW Oppositions Native Vegetation policy positive: NSW Farmers

NSW Oppositions Native Vegetation policy positive: NSW Farmers

31st January 2007The NSW Farmers’ Association today welcomes the NSW Opposition’s Native Vegetation policy announcement.The association’s president, Jock Laurie, says, “The NSW Farmers’ Association has raised concerns about the current Native Vegetation regulations. “The Opposition’s policy addresses those concerns.“If implemented, it would see the system become less rigid and prescriptive.“It would allow farmers to efficiently … Read moreNSW Oppositions Native Vegetation policy positive: NSW Farmers