Powell gives Labor a spray over weed report delay

28 May 2018

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell, has given the Palaszczuk Labor Government a spray over endless delays in releasing a Parliamentary Report into the impact of invasive weeds.

“It’s been more than 18 months since the Labor Government promised to deliver this report and Queenslanders are still waiting. It really is not good enough,” Mr Powell said.

“Landholders and farmers are battling invasive weeds every day and urgently need support from the State Government.

“Whether its giant rat’s tail, fireweed, prickly acacia, lantana or any of the other countless invasive weeds, Queensland landholders and farmers have had enough.

“To see the result of the LNP’s ‘war on weeds’ campaign stall is frustrating.”

“It’s so disappointing that we have yet another example of Agriculture Minister Mark Furner and this Labor Government being asleep at the wheel on issues affecting our communities,” Mr Powell said.

“We saw with the devastating vegetation management laws that Labor just doesn’t understand the issues affecting our farmers and is focused on snapping up green votes in Brisbane to the detriment of Queensland’s agricultural communities.

“The LNP is committed to helping out landholders and farmers to regain control of invasive weeds in Queensland,” Mr Powell concluded.

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