FARMING

WHAT I BELIEVE

 

The Farming industry is critical to the economic and social growth of our Region. Farmers have not been allowed to farm productively and economically because government have sold the farmer out. Government have made is almost impossible for a mum and dad farmer to make a profit. Government which includes the Nation party are looking after big conglomerates and multi national own farm owners and have forgotten the small mum and dad farmers. 

Foreign owned investment funds are making buying a farm almost impossible to the Aussie who wants to get into the industry. This Foreign ownership buyout of agriculture land needs to stop immediately. 

 

MY ACTION PLAN

1. Drought assistance for farmers: • Grow State and Federal Government drought prevention programs and infrastructure like sheds, silos and stock fodder bunkers • Introduce legislated drought assistance by classifying drought as a natural disaster under emergency services legislation. • Reinstate freight subsidies for farmers. • Interest free unsecured loans for drought repair and prevention for farmers

2. Restore and strengthen private property rights, particularly for farmers.

3. New initiatives and funding to encourage young farmers to continue to work in the agricultural sector. Immediate review of foreign ownership of prime agricultural land.

4. Campaign the Government to immediately introduce a state-wide water security plan, addressing flood mitigation, new dams, cloud seeding, and better management of flows.

5. Protect food security in Australia.

6. Campaign for tax breaks for farmers and primary producers.

7. Review foreign ownership laws. Australians need to own agricultural land and not be in the hands of foreigners or foreign investment funds.