The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has congratulated all 18 Ministers appointed to the new State Cabinet and looks forward to working constructively with 10 key portfolios throughout the next term to achieve our vision for a thriving agriculture sector:
- Mark Bailey – Minister for Transport and Main Roads
- Mick de Brenni – Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
- Glenn Butcher – Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing and Minister for Water
- Cameron Dick – Treasurer and Minister for Investment
- Di Farmer – Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
- Shannon Fentiman – Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
- Mark Furner – Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities
- Grace Grace – Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
- Steven Miles – Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
- Meaghan Scanlon – Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs
QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis said the implementation of several agriculture focused election commitments was critical to the continued success of the sector and now it was time to deliver.
“The new Queensland Ministry must guarantee farmers fair production costs, create and foster an environment that promotes productivity and resilience, enables innovation, and ensures the building blocks and infrastructure that underpin the sector are in place,” Dr Davis said.
“Central to achieving this is implementing a 50 percent reduction in the price of irrigation water for Queensland’s farmers, providing greater access to agricultural skills and training, boosting investment in biosecurity, supporting regenerative agriculture through the Land Restoration Fund, and building new and much needed infrastructure.”
“Agriculture is the only sector with the ability to deliver food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. In order to achieve this, the new Ministry must deliver the necessary investment and enabling agricultural policies.”