Recent comments by: Shazza
Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm
Speaking of regulations, the tragedy at Croppa Creek highlights the insidious dilemma farmers have found themselves in, with regard to the Native Vegetation Act.
It is reasonable to assume carbon sequestration has enormous value, hence the regulation.
When will farmers wake up to the fact this maneuovre has stolen our rights to compensation for the carbon sequestration values of native vegetation on our land.
Carbon sequestration is a commodity/service that farmers should be given special consideration for.
Instead we find ourselves subsidising very profitable extractive industries.
A matter of opinion
Not only are farmers set to get the shaft from the implications of CSG, when are the Nationals going to grow a set and challenge the Liberal Party to compensate farmers for the carbon credits stolen from them by the Howard Governments NVA in order to meet Australia's Kyoto commitments. Julie Bishop has spent the last week trying to tie Australia's carbon reduction strategies to land clearing rules, while failing to compensate farmers for the offsets they provide for fossil fuel intensive industries to conduct business as usual.
It seems extractive industries are writing all the rules.
The same phenomena has been observed in wild pigs in Indonesia.