What is the campaign about?

The Palaszczuk Government showed they were no Friend of Ag on March 17 by introducing the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 into Parliament.

Key provisions of the legislation which will be opposed by AgForce Queensland are:

    1. Removing High Value Agriculture and Irrigated High Value Agriculture from the Vegetation Management Framework
    2. Re-introducing Reverse Onus-of-Proof
    3. That no compensation will be payable to HVA, IHVA and Property Map of Assessable Vegetation (PMAV) applicants during transitional arrangements
    4. Including High Value Regrowth as an additional layer of regulation under the Vegetation Management Framework on leasehold, freehold and indigenous land
    5. Increasing Category R vegetation to include the Burdekin, Mackay, Whitsunday and Wet Tropics Great Barrier Reef catchments and additional catchments Burnett Mary, Eastern Cape York and Fitzroy.

These laws have horrific consequences for Queensland producers and their ability to manage their vegetation effectively.

AgForce has gotten to work to fight the injustices that this 2016 Bill seeks to perpetrate on the hard working men and women in regional Queensland who are looking to rebuild after this disastrous drought.

It’s time politicians stopped using vegetation management as a political football and let farmers get on with the job of producing the high quality food and fibre Australia and the rest of the world wants.

About AgForce Queensland

Fair Laws for Farmers, is an initiative of AgForce Queensland, a membership based organisation that advocates on behalf of broadacre producers in Queensland. Our purpose is to bring to light the stories from the farmers on the ground and let them inform you of how they are the true environmentalists.

AgForce Queensland is a non government organisation and is not aligned to any political party. AgForce Queensland does not necessarily endorse the views held by contributors to this website. Material is provided to assist you in forming an opinion. All information contained in this website is for general information only.