Menu Close

Planet: nurturing our natural resources

Profitable enterprises, secure property rights, and effective regulation are vital to support farmers’ efforts to maintain or improve sustainability and our regions’ biodiversity. Collaboration and trusting farmers, rather than a top-down regulatory approach, is key to ensuring functional regulatory settings for our ag sector.

Each issue below is linked to a section of our Strong Regions for a Strong Queensland policy platform (PDF).

Challenge

Environmental regulations are complex, repetitive and ineffective.

Solution

Evidence-based ‘repeal days’ where poor regulation is regularly removed or replaced.

Benefits

Better environmental outcomes as requirements are clearer and more practical.

Challenge

Lack of a market for environmental services provided by farmers.

Solution

Create a practical and secure ‘natural capital’ marketplace in Queensland.

Benefits

Diversified income reduces
business risk, and enables more investment into land care.

Challenge

Lack of secure agriculture land use limits investment and increases costs.

Solution

Consult with landholders, traditional owners, the conservation sector, and the resource industry in a way forward.

Benefits

Pathways to greater property rights security for all stakeholders.

Challenge

Industry is vulnerable to inaction on pest, weeds, and disease.

Solution

Government invests more in collaborative biosecurity risk management.

Benefits

Reduced attacks on our environment and rapid responses to ensure the production of safe, clean food and fibre.

Will you stand with regional Queensland?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.