Can-do Campbell

The majority of members of the Newman Government are ecological philistines. The opening up of National Parks and Conservation areas in the North of the state in order to graze starving cattle instead of organising culling or fodder drops lacks foresight. Starving stock are gobbling up future generations’ heritage. The dishing out of thousands of gigalitres of water rights in the north and western parts of Queensland will endanger ecosystems and repeat the mistakes of the Murray-Darling river systems. Putting farmers in the box seat when it comes clearing vegetation will in many cases destroy much of the capacity of the land to provide important habitat for endangered species. We will soon be back to the days of “If it moves –shoot it. If it doesn’t – chop it down.”

written prior to July 2013 – not published