The Queensland Greens have rejected Bob Katter’s characterisation of calls for an end to the live animal export trade as “arrogance”.
Greater support for farmers to take up alternative farming practices and less toxic chemicals is needed to protect the Great Barrier Reef, following yesterday’s four month partial suspension of the toxic herbicide Diuron by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
The Queensland Greens say that LNP leader Campbell Newman’s latest announcement on CSG is a betrayal of rural communities which leaves the main problems posed by the industry unresolved.
Yesterday Campbell Newman promised to introduce a more transparent system of compensation to landholders with CSG wells on their land.
"As usual the LNP are doing the work of the gas companies by sidetracking the public debate from the main issues,’ state spokesperson Libby Connors said today.
The Queensland Greens say that a dispute between National Party and Liberal Party ministers in New South Wales over coal seam gas today is a sign of the stresses currently being suppressed within the Queensland LNP.