There’s a warning from member for Warrego today as the unofficial electioneering begins for the looming state Poll.
And Ms Leahy is not mucking round – She says a Re-elected labor Government will see the introduction of Labor’s vegetation management bill that was defeated in the Queensland Parliament.
“One year ago, today, we won the battle, but the war is far from over and we need to hold the line right up to the ballot box.”
The controversial bill set the scene for more than the six months of political battle in this term of Parliament before it failed.
Ms Leahy says there was a groundswell of opposition to what she says is Labor’s worst ever vegetation management policies.
“I thank all those people who supported that grass-roots campaign to protect landholder’s property rights, as well as the property and housing development sector, the indigenous groups who realised the impact Labor’s laws would have on them and the union representatives that supported the LNP”.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government did not take the defeat well – and has retaliated by blocking High Value Agriculture applications and moving to undermine the self-assessable codes.”
Ms Leahy says the extreme green movement in partnership with Labor, are continuing to spread misinformation and manipulate data from recent SLATS reports to scare urban Queenslanders.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government and the green activists have counted fodder harvesting and thinning activities as clearing, which is both inappropriate and inaccurate.”
“The fearmongering has been relentless. The Palaszczuk Labor Government has made it clear that they will continue to attack the financial viability and malign the reputation of farmers and landholders in the lead up to and during the coming state election campaign.”