QUEENSLAND Senator Ron Boswell says Labor Party support for the carbon tax is starting to crack.
Senator Boswell points to comments by union heavyweight Paul Howes about the high cost of energy sending manufacturers to the wall as “a sure sign” of divisions in the Labor Party over carbon tax.
QUEENSLAND Senator Ron Boswell has launched a strong defence of kangaroo harvesting in Australia, arguing it sustainably utilises a valuable resource.
“In its kangaroos, Australia has a self-replenishing resource of superbly healthy red meat, and we must not let it go to waste,” he said in a speech to the Senate.
“By harvesting this resource in sensible, well-managed numbers – the way it happens now – we can both sustain the physical health of meat-eaters here and overseas and also the economic health of communities throughout rural Australia that rely on the kangaroo industry for their livelihoods.
“Kangaroo meat has helped provide Australians with a healthy, nutritious diet for more than 50,000 years. It is still doing so today.”
WORLD Wildlife Fund (WWF) interference in management of the State’s commercial fisheries is a warning to all primary industries, Queensland Senator Ron Boswell said today.
Senator Boswell was responding to a WWF call for tenders for research into fishing levels in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
He said WWF constantly campaigned for more bans on fishing and had “zero credibility” in fisheries management.
Senator Boswell (Queensland) (20:02): I speak today in response to a speech in this place on February 11 by Senator Rhiannon, from the Greens. Senator Rhiannon’s speech was about kangaroos and, in particular, about kangaroo harvesting. The impression someone who knows little or nothing about this subject would take away from Senator Rhiannon’s speech is that kangaroos are heading for extinction because of commercial harvesting. In fact, nothing is further from the truth.
On every great occasion of our lives, sugar has been a part of the celebration. Those treasured memories of christenings, birthday parties, weddings and anniversaries, for example, have all featured a special cake that contained the ingredient of sugar. Sugar is often at the heart of life’s celebrations.
Sugar is a safe ingredient. It is a natural part of our life and culture. It is a natural product made from plants and cultivated in soil. It is one of Australia’s most significant rural industries. The industry supports some 4,500 farmers who grow sugar cane on family-owned and operated farms.