Liberal push for mulga
LABOR'S anti-farming laws, that make it harder for farmers to feed their cattle and sheep during drought, could be scrapped in State Parliament this week as the Liberal National Party continues to fight the outlandish laws.
Liberal National Party Shadow Minister for Natural Resource Management Dale Last will move a disallowance motion to block the introduction of regulations that limit Queensland farmer's ability to feed their livestock in drought.
"The LNP is listening to those hurting most from this devastating and prolonged drought and this is why we are taking action,” Mr Last said.
"We are hearing loud and clear that Queenslanders want to support our farmers in drought, and the last thing our farmers need is more bureaucratic red tape.”
Mr Last said Labor's anti-farming laws were doing the opposite in making the drought 'bite even harder for farmers'.
"In drought affected parts of Queensland farmers use Mulga as an emergency and last resort feed for their drought affected herds,” he said.
"This plant is a lifeline in outback Queensland and that is why it is essential that farmers maintain access to these Mulga trees for emergency fodder and feed.”