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.

Media Releases

QLD 2020 - 2 September 2019: MR_QLD 2020_2 Sept 2019

What needs to change in 2020?

The Association seeks the following:

  1. A halt and review the 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 (a cashed-up, overseas green group) 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