State Election 2020 Scorecard: Northern Development
While none of the parties address our specific requests regarding northern silviculture and cropping, the LNP, KAP, Queensland Labor and ONP have committed to a commendable series of water infrastructure, input pricing and regulatory announcements which will advance agribusiness in north Queensland. Commitments to Copperstring 2.0 will help underpin affordable electricity in the region.
In addition to this, the LNP specifically recognized the need to support the North Australia White Paper agenda which has already done much of the work in mapping the hurdles that must be overcome in sustainably developing the north.
Unfortunately, The Greens are yet to provide specific commitments to advancing northern agricultural development.