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Bundaberg forum to focus on the future of agriculture

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

New trends in energy and telecommunications and what new biosecurity and vegetation management laws will mean for primary producers will be the focus of an AgForce forum in Bundaberg next week.

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Reduce regulation to unlock Queensland agriculture's full potential

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

A draft Productivity Commission report released today shines the spotlight on the need to reduce the red tape burden on farm businesses to unlock Queensland agriculture’s full potential.

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Farmers to protest in Brisbane streets as country comes to city

Thursday, 21 Jul 2016

Farmers will take to the streets of Brisbane next month to protest against proposed land management laws that would drive up food prices, stifle regional development and cost jobs.

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Billboards push for ‘fair laws for farmers’

Monday, 11 Jul 2016

Billboards urging Queenslanders to “support fair laws for farmers” go up in Brisbane, Bundaberg and Townsville this week to drive home the message that tougher vegetation management restrictions will cost jobs and push up food prices.

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Report exposes serious flaws with land laws

Friday, 1 Jul 2016

AgForce has called for proposed changes to vegetation management laws to be dumped in the wake of a report exposing serious flaws with the laws and deep divisions in the Queensland Parliament.

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Land laws need to be scrapped not just tinkered with

Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016

The Palaszczuk Government needs to scrap all of its proposed changes to vegetation management laws and start the process again, not just tinker around the edges, if it is serious about growing agriculture and creating jobs in regional Queensland, AgForce said today.

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'Fair Laws For Farmers’ campaign hits Emerald streets

Monday, 27 Jun 2016

The ‘Fair Laws for Farmers’ campaign hits the streets of Emerald today with local graziers holding a ‘roundabout rally’ to drive home the message that tougher vegetation management restrictions will cost jobs and push up food prices.

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Cattle station purchase must be backed up with management funding

Thursday, 23 Jun 2016

The Queensland Government must ensure it actually manages everyday issues like pests, weeds and fire on a Cape York cattle station it has bought, AgForce said today.

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AgForce launches ‘Fair Laws for Farmers’ campaign

Thursday, 16 Jun 2016

Queenslanders are being urged to get behind AgForce’s new ‘Fair Laws for Farmers’ campaign to help farmers grow their businesses, create jobs and produce more food and fibre.

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Drought assistance welcome but biosecurity boost not enough

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

AgForce has welcomed drought support measures and mobile phone black spots funding in today’s State Budget but is concerned a biosecurity funding boost won’t go far enough to support major changes to how producers manage pest and disease risks.

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Reef funding focus on innovation and incentives welcomed

Tuesday, 14 Jun 2016

The Coalition’s Great Barrier Reef policy is the most practical and well-targeted response of the three major parties and acknowledges that everyone has a part to play to preserve the reef, AgForce said today.

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Tick line decision delivers long awaited clarity for producers

Friday, 10 Jun 2016

The announcement of a new tick line will deliver long awaited clarity for Queensland cattle producers but must be backed up with a strong surveillance program and communication plan, AgForce said today.

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Roma forum to focus on innovative ideas to improve business and health

Tuesday, 7 Jun 2016

Innovative ideas to help farmers improve their businesses and improve their health will be the focus of a two-day AgForce forum in Roma later this month.

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New land management laws would increase food prices and cost jobs

Friday, 3 Jun 2016

Proposed changes to vegetation management laws will drive up food prices, stifle regional development and cost jobs, AgForce General President Grant Maudsley said today.

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Water infrastructure plan welcomed

Thursday, 26 May 2016

AgForce has welcomed the Federal Coalition’s plans to put $150 million towards water infrastructure projects across Queensland, describing the announcement as “a significant step forward for agriculture and the state’s economy.”

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