THE Queensland Farmers’ Federation says the majority the Labor Government must deliver for agriculture.
QFF president Stuart Armitage welcomed the Premier’s recognition that agriculture was a ‘key driver’ of jobs in Queensland and said that with a majority government it was now time to deliver for the $20 billion sector.
“On behalf of intensive agriculture, QFF congratulates Labor on securing government for a second term,” Mr Armitage said.
“QFF and members look forward to working alongside the government to deliver the vibrant and thriving agricultural sector Queensland deserves.
“The election result, while in no way emphatic, delivers a degree of certainty for the state and the agricultural sector in the coming years. More importantly though, the stability must be complemented by a clear and well-articulated vision.”
Mr Armitage said central to delivering for agriculture was appointing the right minister for the $20 billion sector.
“Someone who is willing to listen and work with industry, and is given a strong and influential position in the cabinet,” Mr Armitage said.
“QFF will continue to advocate for a thriving and vibrant agriculture sector in the interest of farmers, regional communities and the state.”
The agriculture minister will be named on Tuesday.