They CHOOSE to farm. When I have children, I will teach them very early on
that other people aren't going to wipe their backside for them.
There are plenty of solutions to land clearing, but it requires upsetting
peoples' comfort zones.
Problem is that alot of farmers manipulate the Government via their own
union, the National Party.
Uroo, Nigel Sterpin
From: Jill Dening <>
To: <>; Birding-aus
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 1999 17:10
Subject: Re: birding-aus Land Clearing QLD
>> Hi All,
>>I watched with much disdain and utter disgust, 60 Minutes on Sunday night
>>rapid and extensive land clearance in QLD. It becomes abundantly obvious
>>to me that getting through to farmers and bureaucrats is to some extent
>On this subject, I was speechless recently when I was having a phone
>conversation with a friend on the land, and mentioned a newspaper article
>on the subject of current clearing rates in Qld. She rapidly went into
>defence mode, and replied, "What are we expected to do, we're all broke, we
>need the land, and besides, we're only clearing regrowth."
>I claim no expertise on this subject, but, like many of us, I am upset
>about the rate of tree clearing in our state of Queensland. The unspoken
>question on the tip of my tongue was, "Regrowth of what, exactly?"
>Apparently regrowth has no status or value. Or future.
>But it seems as though if they keep up all this clearing, they will all
>stay broke, because the land will eventually fail them.
>My heart goes out to the farmers, who are in siege mentality. We sit at our
>cosy computers and criticise them from our positions of financial security.
>I don't think that is really helpful. There must be a better way.
>Sunshine Coast, Qld
>26º 51' 152º 56'
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