Our farmers are struggling so badly financially that they are left with no alternatives than to let CSG companies onto their land.
We not only need to ban CSG but empower farmers by providing advice on alternative income streams, new technologies, low interest loans and providing grants for capital investment assistance.
We need to facilitate farmer forums and to work with universities and farmer organisations, to develop innovative, practical alternatives to what’s in place currently.
And the current situation is so dire for farmers that they have no choice but to poison their own land and water, destroying their properties which have been sustainably worked by their families for generations.
This photo is from Chinchilla, only 3 hours away.
We need to support our farmers now.