A Deb Frecklington LNP Government will bolster Queensland’s biosecurity front line and back farmers with 10 extra staff.
Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tony Perrett said the extra staff for Biosecurity Queensland would be part of the state’s frontline defences against pest, weeds and invasive diseases.
“This commitment will deliver increased services to farmers through Biosecurity Queensland, which is a win for the whole state,” Mr Perrett said.
“The LNP has been listening to farmers who are concerned that Labor has limited ability to adequately respond when pests, weeds and invasive diseases arise. The LNP will end five years of Labor inaction and renew a focus on what matters to farmers.
“An LNP Government would work closely with the industry groups and the community to finalise where operational staff are needed to bolster our state’s biosecurity protections.
“Pests and diseases are a threat to Queensland’s economy and environment – and the LNP will work relentlessly to prevent them arriving, fight them if they’re found, and support industries to recover.”
The bolstering of the state’s biosecurity capacity is a part of the LNP’s plan to unlock the full potential of our regions and the agricultural sector, which remains one of our state’s most important and valuable economic drivers.
Only a Deb Frecklington LNP Government will build the drought-busting New Bradfield Scheme, back new dam projects across Queensland and reduce the price of water for SunWater irrigators by almost 20%, ensuring it is affordable for farmers to grow more local food and fibre – all to get Queensland working again.