Queensland Libs Get It – What about NSW?
With an election in the offing, the LNP has been listening to country people and has pledged to identify Prime Agricultural Land in Queensland and protect it from mining and urban encroachment.
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springboard said this week: “We’re willing to put in a planning regime to ensure we can protect what is the best farmland … in Australia from disruptive mining development. We believe the mining industry is extremely important but we also believe that it’s absolutely stupid to have disruptive open-cut mining … in an area which is largely the most prime agricultural land in all of Queensland.”
Mr Springborg cited Haystack Plain and the Darling Downs area of Felton as two prime agricultural areas currently under threat from destructive coal mining. So QLD Libs get it, the Federal government which is in the middle of a Senate Enquiry into “Food Security” in Australia, gets it, when will the NSW government wake up?