KAP to stand against clearing ban

MR - KAP to stand against clearing banKAP state members Shane Knuth and Rob Katter have warned the Labor Government to keep their hands off vegetation management laws in the state. 

Mr Knuth is calling on the government to tread very lightly in regards to vegetation management changes, concerned the impact intervention may have on farmers and graziers. 

The member for Darlymple said KAP will be using their numbers to block any moves for change in Queensland parliament. 

“We will certainly be ensuring we speak to Billy Gordon and Peter Wellington to lobby against anything that will be pushed through,” Mr Knuth said. 

“We are in the worst drought in 20 years, its up to us to ensure land owners have access to irrigation and have the ability do what they can to save their stock,” he said. 

“Labor have another thing coming if they decide to cross that line,” Mr Knuth said.  

Member for Mt Isa Rob Katter said Deputy Premier Jackie Trad’s calls on the federal government to intervene with the legislation and offers changes to the state parliament aren’t helpful. 

“The land clearing legislation in place at the moment is feasible for those in the North.” 

“It is imperative graziers across the state are protected, they should not be prevented from helping themselves,” he said.

“Only way we will support changes is if it is encouraged by the graziers and farmers.”

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