The 2012 State Budget will deliver a brighter future for Queensland.
This is the most important budget in a generation.
The LNP Government set a clear target of doubling agricultural production by 2040 and we’re determined to meet that commitment.
Undervalued by Labor for too long, our economy and our agricultural sector languished as a result of ever increasing red tape and regulation.
Agriculture was buried in the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.
We’ve now dismantled this super department and we’ve created a stand-alone Department of Agriculture to make the applications and approvals process that much easier and more transparent for everyone.
Trade and Investment Queensland is working with our agricultural producers to provide access to markets around the world to develop and sell our products wherever they may be.
Initiatives contained in this budget will help position Queensland as a major player in the global food security effort.
The Queensland Government will partner with the Queensland University of Technology to ensure our producers and farmers and exporters benefit from the growing demand for legumes, beans and pulses throughout India and Asia.
We’re identifying strategic cropping land across the State, and that will be protected.
We’ve established the Gasfields Commission and that will balance the interest of farmers with those of our resource and gas producers.
We’ve recruited fifteen new bio-security officers to provide additional services throughout the State.
Agriculture has long been regarded as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy.
Under an LNP Government its future is well and truly secure.