The land clearing debate continues in farming communities across Queensland in the wake of the Labor Government's decision to pass laws banning the broad scale clearing of remnant vegetation.
|Debate continues among farming communities across|
Queensland about the broadscale clearing of remnant vegations.
Now the focus is on the Far North where the Federal Environment Department has given the green light to the clearing of 2,000 hectares of forest at Kingvale on Cape York.
Conservationists fear bulldozing the vast tract of land will cause dangerous runoff into rivers that eventually flow into the Great Barrier Reef.
But local politicians are looking to money and jobs that increased farming development on the station will produce.
Listen to the Radio National report - “How do Queensland's land clearing laws impact farming profits?”