Farmer have gathered to make their voices heard.
Farmer have gathered to make their voices heard.

Farmers vent anger at tree clearing laws

SEVERAL hundred farmers have gathered outside State Parliament to vent their opposition to tree clearing laws ahead of today's debate.  

Armed with signs reading "Annastacia please listen" and "I am a farmer these laws affect me" and "Trad's laws demonise farmers" and chanting "no way Palaszczuk", the protestors used the opportunity to launch a last-minute bid to kill off the changes.

  It will be Labor's second attempt to bring in the clearing restrictions - overturning the LNP's loosing of tree clearing laws - after failing to get them through the hung parliament in 2016.  

This time the ALP has the majority to ensure the Bill is passed.

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington and her MPs - who will vote against the vegetation management laws - urged Labor MPs in the regions to take notice of the farmers and cross the floor on the Bill.