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).
Environmental regulations are complex, repetitive and ineffective.
Evidence-based ‘repeal days’ where poor regulation is regularly removed or replaced.
Better environmental outcomes as requirements are clearer and more practical.
Lack of a market for environmental services provided by farmers.
Create a practical and secure ‘natural capital’ marketplace in Queensland.
Diversified income reduces
business risk, and enables more investment into land care.
Lack of secure agriculture land use limits investment and increases costs.
Consult with landholders, traditional owners, the conservation sector, and the resource industry in a way forward.
Pathways to greater property rights security for all stakeholders.
Industry is vulnerable to inaction on pest, weeds, and disease.
Government invests more in collaborative biosecurity risk management.
Reduced attacks on our environment and rapid responses to ensure the production of safe, clean food and fibre.