QLD 2020

The State Government has failed industry and a new vision for Queensland is needed.

This industry has been dying a death by a thousand cuts - we have survived and endured.  This industry's long-term survival requires a shift in fisheries policy and a new government in 2020.

What needs to change in 2020?

The Association seeks the following:

  1. A halt and review the so-called Queensland fisheries reform process including: (a) a review of quota management arrangements, (b) a review of zoning and (c) modelling of the impacts of the reform on the catch to consumer seafood supply chain.
  2. A complete renewal of senior staff within Fisheries Queensland.
  3. Removal of WWF Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society from government working groups.

Both commercial fishing industry and their customers, seafood consumers, are in dire need of a State government that:

  • Supports local jobs;
  • Supports small business in coastal and regional Queensland; and
  • Understands and creates policy that does not undermine food producers.

Key State Electorates

15 seats are held with small margins by the State Government so a change in who governs this great State is possible in 2020.  Key seats that must be held by the State Government include:

Far North Queensland

  • Barron River
  • Cairns

North Queensland

  • Mundingburra
  • Thuringowa
  • Townsville

Central Queensland

  • Keppel

Fraser Coast

  • Maryborough

South East Queensland

  • Aspley
  • Ferny Grove
  • Gaven
  • Mansfield
  • Redcliffe
  • Redlands
  • South Brisbane
  • Springwood

This information was sourced from the Electoral Commission Queensland