Send a message to Labor on Vegetation Management

Landholders in South West Queensland are being urged to join the fight against any further Vegetation Management Law restrictions by signing and circulating a Parliamentary Petition.

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Ann Leahy, Member for Warrego and sponsor of the petition says the issue is one of grave concern that the west cannot afford to ignore.

“The E- Petition has only been out for two weeks and already 200 people per day are signing the petition. We all know that in the last parliament the State Labor Government introduced some of the worst anti-agriculture vegetation management reforms that landholders had seen in the last 20 years.”

Ms Leahy says it’s also an issue for urban areas as well.

“Not only were landholders voicing their concern at the time, the Property Council of Australia also protested saying it will directly affect the cost of housing in urban areas, like South East Queensland.”

Ms Leahy says the Parliamentary Petition was an opportunity for landholders and the wider community to register their protest against Labor’s policy to tighten Vegetation Management Laws.

“Increasing restrictions on vegetation management flows through communities, impacting local businesses and housing affordability in urban areas.”

“This was clearly evidenced in the Productivity Report that studied the impacts on the Murweh Shire.”

Ms Leahy says the rollback of a workable and practical vegetation management framework will remove property rights, reduce the productivity of the agricultural sector and threaten jobs in our region.

Paper petitions can be obtained by contacting Ph 1800 814 479 or emailing warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au and the e-petition can be accessed at http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/petition-details?id=2854 and this link can be circulated by email.