The Palaszczuk Labor Government has delivered another cruel blow for regional Queenslanders, after finally releasing the long-awaited drought report.
LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said important water and transport subsidies that keep cattle alive and help crops survive are devastating cuts for our farmers.
“Queenslander farmers have received a kick in the guts while they’re on their knees,” Ms Frecklington said.
“Water is already too expensive – these cuts will force farmers off the land.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk is out of touch and her priorities are all wrong.
“Our farmers are the lifeblood of Queensland, but the Palaszczuk Labor Government is failing them.
“They put food on our table and clothes on our back and are the heart and soul of regional Queensland.”
LNP Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tony Perrett said it’s no wonder Labor hid this report for so long.
“This report was completed in January and it took six months to be released – and now we know why,” Mr Perrett said.
“More cuts, more betrayal and more disappointment for our farmers.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is anti-farmers, anti-regions and anti-jobs.
“The LNP won’t stop fighting for our farmers.
“65 per cent of Queensland is already drought declared and if that number rises, even more farmers will become victims of Labor’s cuts.
“This is more bad news for famers who are already doing it tough.”