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

Qld vegetation assistance funding must be extended: Nats

12th January 2007The Queensland Nationals are demanding the State Government extend its native vegetation compensation scheme.With only six weeks left before applications close, The Nationals say more than half of the State Government’s $130 million vegetation management assistance package has not been spent.Opposition natural resources spokesman, Ray Hopper, says the assistance package eligibility criteria should … Read moreQld vegetation assistance funding must be extended: Nats

Howard Hobbs – Rural and Regional Industry Champion to lead Senate Ticket

4th December 2006 Queensland Rural and Regional Industry Champion Senator Ron Boswell has been given the green light by the Queensland Nationals on the weekend to continue his work representing Queensland in the Senate. Member for Warrego, Howard Hobbs said the National’s Senator Boswell has made an outstanding contribution on behalf of all Queenslanders and … Read moreHoward Hobbs – Rural and Regional Industry Champion to lead Senate Ticket

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

More stupidity

27th September 2006 The Queensland Government’s release of the code applying to a native forest practice on freehold land proves that they are still out there with the fairies. Property Rights Australia Chairman John Purcell said, “This Government does not understand primary production, free enterprise, the meaning of private ownership, contractual sale of land and, … Read moreMore stupidity

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

Green benefits not worth pain of land clearing

20th September 2005 Queensland’s strict ban on tree clearing is severely damaging farmers and deliversing little in the way of environmental results, according to the nation’s chief commoditiies forecaster. In its latest report, the Australian Bureua of Agriculture and Resource Economics called for laws on native vegetation clearing in Queensland and NSW to be overhauled. … Read moreGreen benefits not worth pain of land clearing