The Agriculture and Agri-Food (AA) Agency has released a guide for farmers and farm workers to help them better understand what is happening to the sector.
“Agriculture is not a new sector,” Agriculture Minister Michaelia Cash said on Friday.
Agricultural activity in Queensland is experiencing a ‘significant decline’ in the first quarter of 2017, as a result of a ‘high-profile’ winter storm and the drought that is expected to continue for the next several months.
The AA says a majority of farmers and the majority of agricultural workers in Queensland have experienced financial difficulties and they are ‘struggling to survive’.
“There is a clear lack of investment and infrastructure,” Mr Cash said.
As a result, the sector has been in a state of ‘financial distress’, and has been unable to adapt to changes in the weather.
There is an urgent need for farmers to make some changes, and also some changes in how they are managing their farming activities to make it more sustainable.
While there are still areas of economic growth, and employment opportunities for farmers, many people are not yet in a position to support themselves.
To help people better understand the issues, the AA released a series of interactive maps to help farmers better understand where they are and where they need to be in order to maintain their viability.
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A number of MPs and Senators are set to leave parliament, including the federal Coalition’s Pauline Hanson, who is a member of the WA parliament, in the wake of the state’s ‘national emergency’.
A party spokeswoman said the Federal Labor Government was looking to “restructure and reform” the organisation in order “to deliver a more sustainable future for Queenslanders”.
“As a matter of urgency, Labor Party members are calling for the Federal and State Governments to reverse their decision to sever Queensland from Australia and return it to the states,” the spokeswoman said.
“This will give Queenslanders the chance to build on the successes of the past decade and the Labor Party will be in a better position to rebuild in the future.”
The Queensland Opposition has been calling for a “fair and equitable deal” for the state and the federal Government to negotiate.
Labor Party leader Tim Nicholls said the Government needed to recognise the “serious and widespread” problems in Queensland and give people the certainty they need in order for it to be able to continue to be “a great place to live and work”.
Queensland’s ‘National Emergency’ The Queensland Government announced on Thursday that it was severing the state from Australia.
On Thursday, Queensland’s Prime Minister announced that the state was “under a national emergency” due to the ‘significant drought’.
The state is also facing “a major crisis” as the Government prepares for the federal government