The Fat Elephant hunting Fascist King of Spain is the head of the WWF and he is no example to anyone, with his record of selling babies and nestling up to Franco before having his throne handed back to him.
How bloody dare he criticise our farmers.
A VICIOUS assessment of Queensland beef producers has been forwarded to a state parliamentary inquiry, courtesy of the WWF.
The green political organisation, which has spent recent months trying to convince primary producers it has changed from the farmer-bashing outfit of old, is telling political leaders behind closed doors that producers cannot be trusted to manage their land without more heavy-handed government intervention and penalties.
The damning document is reviving memories of a time during the height of the then Beattie Labor Government when WWF lobbying played a direct role in the harsh enforcement of controversial tree-clearing and vegetation management laws that effectively treated landowners throughout Queensland like criminals.
Sent to the State parliamentary inquiry into government land tenure on August 3, the submission preceded by three weeks a presentation by WWF's newly appointed beef sustainability officer Ian McConnel, in which he implored primary producers to trust WWF on its current actions, not its past deeds.
Mr McConnel's thoughts on how WWF can win the trust of primary producers were reported in last week's Queensland Country Life. Central to his mission, he said, was ending the 'us versus them' mentality.
When contacted by QCL this week Mr McConnel said he was not fully aware of the detail of the submission, saying it had been written by WWF's senior science manager Dr Martin Taylor.
Key recommendations in the submission call for:
•Greater intervention by government to inspect, measure and manage landowners via the former Bligh administration's Delbessie Agreement.
•The expansion of national parks at the expense of state forests a move that would see many livestock producers lose access to grazing lands.
•Shortening lease terms, citing 10-year terms employed in the US as a good example.
•Charging Queensland landholders commercial rents to alleviate the state's debt problem.
Producers farming along the coast in proximity to the Great Barrier Reef have also come in for harsh criticism, with the document's author suggesting "legislatively assured public interest in good management" will save threatened wildlife and the environment, not professional land management by farmers.
"Degraded pastoral land whether freehold or leasehold is the greatest single contributor of the sediment pollution that is killing off our biggest wildlife and tourism asset, the Great Barrier Reef," part of the submission states.
Elsewhere in the document the WWF states:
"Recovering and maintaining good condition through better practices can greatly increase pastoral productivity, following the Delbessie model of measuring and improving land condition.
"It is puzzling therefore that landowners and lessees are not already doing it, but evidence shows they are not."
AgForce's general manager of policy, Lauren Hewitt, said the submission was littered with errors.
"Claims that leases are in poor condition, that all lessees can already convert to freehold and that lessees do not want to convert as they would have to pay land taxes and rates are examples of these errors that every primary producer would recognise," she said.
"AgForce has been involved in assessing the conditions on tenure including rent for the last 18 months.
We emphasise this is a highly complex area of law that must take into account a number of variables, at the heart of which is striking the balance between conservation outcomes and sustainable primary production."
Property Rights Australia president Joanne Rea said the submission showed WWF had not changed its negative attitude towards farmers and the organisation was "not worthy of a second chance".
"King of Farts" Donald Trunp another WWF
money collector obtaining donations by decpetion
"It's coming through loud and clear from WWF that primary producers can't be trusted to keep their land in good condition and that we need to have short-term leasehold land that can be heavily policed," she said.
"We know how they work we saw it in the paper last week where they come on all softly, softly and then as time goes by they get tougher in their talk and that's how they've managed to get their fingers into so many projects all around the world.
"This submission clearly contradicts what Ian McConnel is saying to producers publicly. And this is what happens when you have an organisation that is not stating clearly what its aims are."
Mr McConnel said he believed his message was consistent with the meaning contained in the submission,
"We all want greater uptake of good land management practices," he said.
"The language Martin Taylor uses might be a little stronger than mine, but our goals you'll find are the same."
Mr McConnel said WWF and the farm sector were "both on the front foot" in trying to improve land management.
Mr McConnel is a key member of the Roundtable for Sus-tainable Beef Australia, a WWF initiative that also involves key beef supply chain businesses and burger giant McDonald's.
The organisation has made it clear it wants to see the whole beef supply chain, starting with producers, develop new practices aimed at ensuring the buying public that their systems were environmentally sustainable.
Some producers criticised the scheme, fearing the agenda was being controlled by WWF, which could see costly certification programs introduced.
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