Will Labor support our drought affected farmers?

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The Labor Government will get the opportunity to right their wrongs and amend their anti-farmer laws in Parliament this week, as the drought continues to intensify.

The LNP's motion to remove regulations that make it harder for farmers to feed their livestock in drought will come to a vote this week, but without the support of the Labor Government, drought affected farmers will unlikely get the reprieve they so desperately require.

LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resource Management Dale Last said the LNP moved the Disallowance Motion to help Queensland farmers struggling in drought.

"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.

"During drought government has two roles; the first is to directly support farmers, the other is getting out of the way and letting our farmers do what they do best – survive these droughts by being the efficient and effective professionals they are.

"Labor's anti-farming laws are only making this drought bite even harder for farmers who are just trying to survive.

"The LNP understand that during drought Queensland farmers, particularly in the West, use Mulga as an emergency and last resort feed for their drought affected livestock.

"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.

"It's naturally suited to surviving the outback with its leaves growing back quickly after sheep and cattle graze on them for feed.

"I'm calling on Labor to put politics to one side and back our farmers during times of drought."

Queensland is 57.4 per cent drought-declared including 23 council areas and four part-council areas.

*Disallowance motion – Vegetation Management (Clearing Codes) and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation 2018

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