Media Releases

Labor Keeping Farmers in the Dark

When the Palaszczuk Labor Government came to power in 2015 it promised openness and accountability, but this appears to be another broken promise. Agricultural and biosecurity advisory committees and councils used by industry bodies and farmers to hold the government...

Feral Furner Lacks Fortitude to Deliver Funds

As Queensland and rest of the country continue to manage the devastation of drought, the Federal LNP Coalition Government has stumped up even more funds to fight feral pests and weeds*. At the same time the Palaszczuk Labor Government is again paralysed in inaction...

New Drought Declarations Welcomed but Bigger Plan Needed

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said with more communities being drought declared today, water security should be Queensland’s number one priority. “Water security and drought is the single biggest issue facing Queensland,” Ms Frecklington said. “That’s why the New...

Olympics Bid Could Deliver Much for Gympie

“There is no reason why Gympie can’t reap the benefits of an Olympics as we are immediately situated within the catchment of whatever happens in the southeast corner. “We are connected more and more to the southeast with the upgrade of road infrastructure such as the...

Drought Declaration Long Overdue

“This is welcome news for the Gympie region. “It’s long overdue as producers were becoming increasingly financially and emotionally stressed by the deteriorating seasonal conditions. “I started the drought declaration process at the beginning of October when I wrote...

Labor’s Weed Inquiry Fails to Deliver Any Recommendations

The Labor dominated parliamentary committee has politically sanitised a three-year inquiry into invasive weeds in Queensland. Late on Friday evening (6 December 2019) the State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee dropped its...