Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / CA submits report on Queensland vegetation law
CA submits report on Queensland vegetation law
08
Jul '16
Cotton Australia's Agriculture & Environment Committee's report into the Queensland government's controversial Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (2016) has made five recommendations to government.

It has asked the government to explain the consultation process to be undertaken with stakeholders and improve the accuracy of vegetation mapping and engage with landholders to ensure accuracy. It recommended reversing the onus of proof in relation to vegetation clearing offences.

Cotton Australia also recommended establishing the full impact of proposed amendments to the environmental offsets regime, and then report on the assessment of the impacts of those amendments, including costs.

Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray, said the organisation had previously called for the legislation to be rejected outright, and for the Government to consult adequately with stakeholders, including with farmers.

“We are pleased that, while the Agriculture & Environment Committee could not come to an agreement on rejecting the Bill outright, it has injected common sense into the process to introduce this legislation, and has heard the concerns of cotton growers and other farmers,” Murray said.

“Importantly, the Committee has recommended the Government engage in adequate consultation with stakeholders, and improve the accuracy of its mapping systems, both of which had been called for by Cotton Australia and other agricultural representative groups.”
“We trust the Government will take the advice of its committee and engage in serious consultation with stakeholders prior to bringing the legislation back to Parliament for debate.”

Murray said cotton growers had been justifiably concerned that the legislation had been introduced earlier this year without conducting adequate consultation with those who would be most affected – Queensland's farmers.

"Farmers are happy to have the discussion about native vegetation, and we are glad that the process has extended beyond the political theatre we have seen up until now,” Murray said.

"We look forward to working with the Government, Opposition and all MPs to build workable legislation fit for re-introduction to the Queensland Parliament." (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Union Minister for finance Arun Jaitley chairing the 25th GST Council meeting, flanked by minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla (right) and finance secretary Dr Hasmukh Adhia. Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

GST rate on velvet fabric reduced to 5%

The 25th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meeting, held under the ...

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

RIL petrochemicals’ revenue grows 47.6% in Q3 FY18

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment at Reliance Industries...

Courtesy: Cotton USA

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2018

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in...

Interviews View All

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Top executives
Fashion houses, India

With technology, it has become easier to ensure IPR

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search