Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk should follow the advice of her hand-picked drought commissioners and repeal Labor’s anti-farming laws, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today.
Commissioner Mark O’Brien was highly critical of Labor’s vegetation laws and his fellow appointee Vaughan Johnson was a strident supporter of the previous legislation introduced by the LNP (see links below).
“I’m pleading with the Premier to listen to the very people she appointed to advise her on what’s best for the bush,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Both of her commissioners believe that Labor’s laws unfairly hurt farming – and they are right.
“Labor can’t carry on ignoring the voice of farmers and regional communities.
“Labor’s restrictions on using mulga trees to feed livestock are making it harder for farmers to keep their sheep and cattle alive.
“Mr O’Brien believes that ‘farmers are the best environmentalists’, so why won’t Annastacia Palaszczuk listen to her own commissioner?”
Mark O’Brien on Labor’s vegetation reforms:
Vaughan Johnson on the LNP’s vegetation reforms: