The Queensland government passed legislation last month to prevent the clearing of high-value regrowth vegetation on freehold and Indigenous land. The move has been deeply unpopular with many landholders. They have argued that they are footing the bill for the commmunity’s environmental aspirations – without compensation.
|Farmers are protesting changes to Queensland’s land use laws.|
The government’s intention was to reinstate a “responsible vegetation management framework”, broadly in line with legislation first passed in 2004, but which the Newman government repealed in 2013.
Read the piece from The Conversation by a Senior Lecturer from the Griffith Law School at Griffith University, Philippa England - “Queensland’s new land-clearing laws are all stick and no carrot (but it’s time to do better).”