Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington today issued a warning to primary producers across Queensland – Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor are a threat to farming families and rural communities.
On a visit to Rockhampton to celebrate Beef Week, Ms Frecklington said the LNP’s fight against the Labor Government’s unfair, unjust and devastating vegetation management laws would continue.
“Agriculture generates economic benefit and jobs for tens of thousands of Queenslanders,” Ms Frecklington said.
“We have an industry to be proud of, but it’s an industry with a lot of uncertainty now Annastacia Palaszczuk has rammed her vegetation management laws through Parliament.
“Labor’s unfair vegetation management laws mean farming families will struggle and rural communities will be gutted.
“Let’s be incredibly clear – the reason we are stuck in this mess with a majority Labor Government is because Pauline Hanson’s One Nation preferenced against sitting LNP members.
“Only a vote for the LNP in 2020 would deliver certainty for all Queenslanders, in particular in rural and regional areas.
“I hope the mistakes of the 2017 election that saw this majority Labor Government elected are never repeated and people take with a grain of salt the outlandish promises minor parties make but can never deliver.”
Ms Frecklington said the LNP would work to ensure farmers were never used as a political football again and would hold discussions with all stakeholders to ensure a truly common-sense and workable vegetation management policy.
“We want to give our farming communities certainty so they are never kicked in the guts like this again,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Our canegrowers, beef and horticultural producers do fantastic work to farm sustainably and feed the country.
“The LNP will continue to fight these unfair laws on behalf of farming communities.”