Supreme Court backs farmers again in New Acland freeze refusal

The BSA endorses the Land Court’s landmark heroic decision and calls upon the State Govt. to do likewise and support the legal principle of “inter-generational equity “ thereby ensuring continuous sustainable agriculture rather than destructive short term coal mining.” BSA Chairman Lee McNicholl

To read the full article visit http://www.edoqld.org.au/news/supreme-court-backs-farmers-again-in-new-acland-freeze-refusal/

Qld plan must give feedlots better access to groundwater: ALFA

By James Nason, 22 May 2017
The Australian Lot Feeders Association, the peak Industry council representing Australian lot feeders, says access to safe, reliable and sufficient groundwater is crucial for future investment in the Queensland feedlot sector.

Qld plan must give feedlots better access to groundwater: ALFA

Gas-impacted groundwater plan set to stifle future feedlot growth

By James Nason, 22 May 2017
As a premier grain and cattle growing region with access to groundwater from the Great Artesian basin below, it is easy to see how an area of inland Queensland has developed to become the epicentre of Australia’s lot feeding industry. However, it is hard to see how the economically important industry can expand much […]

Macfarlane Ver. 2017 – What’s changed? A bigger salary package at Queensland Resources Council?

Why CSG is Choking Agriculture in the Surat Basin. To read the document download it here:

BSA’s Letterheaded – CSG is Choking Agriculture – PDF

Flashback to Macfarlane Ver. 2013

“If it can’t be touched without damaging the aquifers, then it shouldn’t be”??

Here is where he said this: http://www.theland.com.au/story/3586389/farmers-fear-csg-push/

Qld Government uses “fake news” to farmer bash over tree clearing

Tree Clearing Facts and State Government Spin are Miles Apart.

Queensland Environment and Heritage Minister Dr.Steven Miles has continued to reduce the quality of the scientific debate around the extent and environmental consequences of current tree clearing rates with his latest misleading comments in Townsville,  said Basin Sustainability Alliance chairman Lee McNicholl.

Dr.Miles habitually uses every opportunity to blame agricultural run […]

BSA supports Galilee Basin landholders in their water fight with coal miners

BSA’s Letter to the Editor – Qld Country Life.

The Basin Sustainability Alliance {BSA} commends Bruce Currie’s Ed Op piece (QCL 6 Oct) and supports the basic principles he is fighting for. For too long – Galilee Basin landholders have lived with the debilitating uncertainty of the potential impacts of proposed coal mines on their stock & domestic water supplies. […]

The Basin Sustainability Alliance’s Submission on the Draft Great Artesian Basin & Other Regional Aquifers (GABORA) Water Plan and the Draft GABORA Water Management Protocol.

BSA Chairman Lee McNicholl says,“This is a must read for anyone truly concerned about the sustainable management of the GAB”. Download the Submission document below:

The Basin Sustainability Alliance’s Submission on the Draft Great Artesian Basin & Other Regional Aquifers (GABORA) Water Plan and the Draft GABORA Water Management Protocol – PDF

The GAB is not the “Magic Pudding”!!

Many primary producers rely on water from the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) for their livestock and domestic water supplies. Many residents of Western Queensland towns also rely on water from the GAB for their house and garden supplies. However, the future of this iconic Basin which is one of the world’s largest underground water resources is under threat.

In spite […]

AGM & Landholder Update

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