Queensland Party – The inaugural Forum on Australia’s Food Security


The inaugural Forum on Australia’s Food Security – hosted by leading radio broadcaster Alan Jones AO – will include a thought provoking mix of politicians, activists, farmers and environmentalists.
The Forum – the first in a series of rallies to be held across the Australian inland – will be held at the Oakey Cultural Centre on Thursday 4th August at 6.45pm for 7.00pm.

The list of speakers includes Australia Party Leader and Federal MP Bob Katter, Queensland Party Independent Aiden McLindon, Lock the Gate Alliance President Drew Hutton, environmentalist Bob Irwin, Acland farmer Sid Plant, Condamine farmer Ruth Armstrong and Friends of Felton members

Craig Hanlon and John Bryce.
The Forum has also attracted a strong contingent of farming groups drawn from across the Queensland farm belt, including a number flying in from the Golden Triangle near Springsure.
The panel of speakers will be followed by open discussion and questions from the floor, with resolutions to be moved at the end of the meeting regarding the need to change policies to safeguard the state’s food producing land for future generations.

There will be extensive national media attending, including Sky Channel

and The Australian as well as state and local media.
Alan Jones has chosen Oakey for the inaugural Forum because it is located right next to Acland, the small town where he grew up and which is part of the same Darling Downs food bowl that is now doomed to go under the bulldozers for the massive Stage 3 expansion by New Hope Coal. Acland was described recently in a national newspaper editorial as ‘the parable of modern Australia’.

The event will be sponsored by the Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA), one of the numerous protest groups that have been formed across rural Queensland and NSW to fight the widespread destruction of farmland and the fragmentation of rural communities and country towns by the coal mining and coal seam gas industries.
Further enquiries:
Helen McDonald
Crazy Horse Marketing 0408470386

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