Greens worship woody weeds. Their proposed tree-clearing bans in Queensland are the latest salvo in a long war favouring trees and damaging grasslands and pastoralists.

For millennia Australia’s open forests and treeless plains have supported our national emblems – the kangaroo and the emu, which in turn sustained aborigines, eagles and dingos. Australian grasslands also nurtured now-endangered species such as bustards, quail, pigeons, finches and grass parrots.

Nothing stands still in nature. Savannas are forever a battleground between grassland, scrub and desert. Greens gaze in rapture at the trees but ignore the valuable grasses beneath their feet – native plants like Mitchell Grass and Kangaroo Grass and cultivated grasses like wheat, barley, oats, sorghum and sugar cane.

Greens hate grazing animals like cattle and sheep (but not wildebeest!) and, like trained parrots, repeat the hard-hoof fairy-tale about soil compaction and erosion. In reality, hoof action breaks crusty soil. 

A short burst of concentrated animal impact with hoof cultivation, seed burial, and application of dung and urine fertilisers does wonders for the long-term health of the pasture. It is not a question of hard hooves or soft paws – it is a grazing management question. A healthy pasture needs grasses, herbs, legumes and periodic grazing animals – shut out the ruminants, or stock heavily and continuously, and you will get weeds and desert.

Greens favour “Do Nothing Pasture Management”. Along with their bans on mechanical or chemical control of tree invasions, they try to prevent busfires which have for millennia maintained the vigour of the grasslands. To have healthy pasture requires recycling of nutrients from old dead grass before the summer rains. This is best achieved by concentrated short-term hoof impact or by controlled burning (both of which may also kill tree seedlings that are forever trying to invade the grasslands).

Greens are always nibbling away at grasslands and open forests by demanding ever more nationalised parks, conservation zones and other green blockades. Instead of supporting graziers with their productive pastures and grazing animals they create ever-expanding sterilised un-managed areas which become havens for weeds like lantana, prickly pear, cactus and wait-a-while and pests like feral dogs, wild pigs and wild cats.

Proposed new Queensland laws will hinder landowners in harvesting mulga scrub during drought and controlling invasion of grasslands by woody weeds. These destructive green bans plus the unjust Kyoto tree-clearing land seizures are part of the global Green plan to drive farmers and graziers from much of the land.

The great value of ruminants is their efficiency in converting the vegetation of poorer grasslands and open forest into edible proteins and fats. ALP/Green policies will reduce the supply of this truly free-range food and increase our dependence on feedlot food, which is worse for the environment and our health.

And for those who believe the greenhouse warming fable, grassland plants remove the bogey-man (carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere. This carbon collected by grazing animals ends up in long-term storage in human bodies via meat and other animal food products. At the end of their life, most human bodies get sequestered in carbon-based coffins and buried in carbon cemeteries. 

Greens should be happy with that, but the plant world will gradually suffer from this relentless loss of the gas of life from the biosphere.

The bureaucracy of our “Brave New Green World” will use drones, spy cameras and computer programs to trap and punish any grazier who dares to defend his grassland from invading trees.

Instead of tree clearing bans we need to free our land managers for a war on woody weeds using controlled burning, better grazing management and reversal of the unjust Kyoto land sterilisation program.

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BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

Spot on Disraeli…Commonsense seems to be void when people take up reading leftist propaganda tripe. WTF have the Indians progressed yet the Abos that left the subcontinent remained in a time warp. Yep, the oldest most useless culture on the planet. They continued to live like fauna since 40k years ago.

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

SHYte will be off to watch the whales fart (with her family) .You folks don’t realize what a highly intelligent woman she is .

Elsa
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Elsa

Labor need Green preferences to win so they run a Labor candidate in Shire elections to do what the Greens want upon them getting elected by their combined vote .

buraq2
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buraq2

OT – Russia’s hands “covered in the blood of Syrian children.” ~ Trump Administration

craigh
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craigh

SBS 7.30 tonight….The Tsar And Empress: Secret Letters

aretee
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aretee

Getup and the loony greens have their dirty hands all over this

Matt12
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Matt12

Oh, I thought they were upping the CO2 to keep the cold weather away.

JeffofFNQ
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JeffofFNQ

Good one Radar.

pelican
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pelican

amazing….propaganda

craigh
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craigh

If this mother wanted a cheap hair cut for her daughter, cut it herself, as I do with my own hair and the rest of the family. Go live where there isn’t a hairdresser and you sure find out the skills you have got when push comes to shove!…………http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/sydney-barber-sam-rahim-caught-in-legal-battle-over-refused-haircut-request/news-story/72d264266bb4105937e3cb5469319cbe

stringybark
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stringybark

Bang bang goes the drum of the tireless troll marching us all to war.

craigh
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craigh

Thought the same by some of the photos looked like taken in a yard in the outback. Probably sheep could have been drowned by flooding during the wet season.

Pablo
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Pablo

It is also a Lazy mans way of catching food, of which a lot is wasted because they had limited means of preserving the Overkill from the fire…As for this Smoking Ceremony crap, the only smoking “Ceremony” the Aborigines had was when Winfield, Drum and Dr Pat came along which was later superseded by the Bong……The idea was made up(stolen) by the Industry from other Countries when they saw the dollars they could scam from Tourists and Government as a “Traditional Package”…..

mots
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mots

China want to set up a base over your way. Doesn’t sound too good.

Pepperpete
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Pepperpete

Good article Viv. Early humans walked the grasslands, steppe, deserts and savanahs and relied on the animals and plants to develop and grow as a species. Without grasslands we would still be monkeys swinging from the trees.

mots
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mots

Excellent.

Elsa
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Elsa

Over grazing is a management problem and the spread of weeds is a livestock transport problem where Drovers would walk livestock out of a district they would leave behind the seed in the gut they had eaten of whatever plant matter whereas putting them in a truck and transporting them to far away places they spreading weed seeds all over the country side all the way to their destination .

Matt12
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Matt12

It hasn’t sunk in yet to those further up the food chain.

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Observer-GC

The influence of the Greens is easily seen, on my walk this morning within the boundaries of the Gold Coast City Council, I see weeds on the fringes of well kept council parks and in the Qld National Park an unbelievable explosion of ‘Aspagagus weed’ and bamboo neither of which are native to Australia. But hey, they are green.

craigh
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craigh

:))

stringybark
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stringybark

Early 1914.

Rowdyman
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Rowdyman

Gold

AlterEgo
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AlterEgo

….this is the mentality you get after being entertained by “bread and circuses” for several generations …..brained washed sheeple…..

pelican
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pelican

Australian Rugby..glad I dont have to work with this mob http://www.rugbyaustralia.com.au/RugbyAUAdmin/BoardofDirectors.aspx

oldrazor
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oldrazor

Grazier in the Flinders Rangers told me that with the release of the calicivirus it was now costing him $50,000 p.a. to control woody weeds that rabbits had previously eaten.

pelican
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pelican

Australian Rugby bans Bible

pelican
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pelican

interesting article viv…

Pablo
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Pablo

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake….. http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/09/technology/fake-black-lives-matter-facebook-page/index.html

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

My sentiments The Pouch!

bagman
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bagman

the dry grass and that red sand hill Viv thats real country

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

You have got to love the Abbo protesters on Sunrise this morning. Fg hypocritical bastards speaking of “genocide”. These are the pricks that are self genocidal with the rape of their children, the protests of removing them to criminal free families. Nope they want it all to drag their next generation into another wave of protesters. These are no more decent that Islamic filth. They all looked like photo copied fools as they move from one “cause” to another. Its time that these repeat professional protesters are called for what they are and that is criminal public nuisances. Protesting is… Read more »

Pablo
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Pablo

I hope you have all said “Sorry” today for what ever it was you did to the Aborigines, before acknowledging the Traditional Inhabitants of, what ever it was called by the 300 Nomadic Tribes before it was Named Australia, and you had to pay a fortune for somewhere to live and raise a family in Australia, like your Parents and Grandparents did. Ensure you carry that Guilt around all day, because it is Your Fault that Aborigines only get 37 Billion a year more that the Rest of Australians do…Remember to do otherwise is Racist…..

MichaelMannix
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MichaelMannix

What horrifies me is the rate at which this crap is accelerating.

MichaelMannix
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MichaelMannix

NZ banned it in about 2004 as being inhumane.Only animals exported for breeding purposes is allowed and they are transported by air. Australia is heartless and cruel and shows yet again that it will pander to the moslimes no matter what.

bagman
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bagman

Phantom take note

ejada
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ejada

The Greenies, including Turnbull, are the cause of the dreadful wildfires we see today. When wild horses, cattle and goats roamed to vast areas of national parks they kept the grasses down and the young sapplings under control and, in doing so, vastly reduced the fuel that feeds the raging bush fires of today. Neither horses nor cattle graze grass down to the roots like sheep do, and goats keep the undergrowth of tangled creepers and overcrowded sapplings in check. The manure from the animals helps to improve the soil. The tent hills of the outback show the environmental devastation… Read more »

chumo
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chumo

“A short burst of concentrated animal impact with hoof cultivation, seed burial, and application of dung and urine fertilisers does wonders for the long-term health of the pasture. ” This is what germinated all the redgum seeds in the Murray forests, turning open glades and swamps into the Greenies’ beloved thickets. Forest management saved this becoming a eucalyptus desert, but now they’ve banned that.

Pablo
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Pablo

Feral Pig and Deer numbers are out of control…. The Roo population is exploding as farm sizes shrink and they can’t be shot because of the proximity of other properties..Wombats are out of control in a lot of area’s and wreaking havoc…..

Matt12
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Matt12

So what if Trump shagged an adult actress, at least it wasn’t a teenager, with stars in her eyes, while he was President, in the White House.

Matt12
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Matt12

Ok, T5, my bad.

Pablo
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Pablo

Caaaaaaching…..Well done…..:-)

johnsamson
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johnsamson

Brave New world economy of wild berries, nuts and beetles against farmland crop and livestock. Led by innercity Greens and regressives feeding on farm produce. Hypocrites.

Matt12
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Matt12

I wonder why they aren’t shorn before transport, if it’s that hot.

MichaelMannix
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MichaelMannix

You can tell a lot about a Nation by the way they treat their animals.

ThePouch
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ThePouch

If we Australians we even mildly civilised we would tell the Dune Coons ‘their will be no live export from Australia, you will receive Australian processed meat or suck sand’. That we supposedly civilised Australian are willing to ship live critters to the most uncivilised barbaric outcome at the hands of unhinged medieval retarded psychopaths is a national shame. I believe a nation plebiscite would see the end of Live Export, and the crocodile tears the farmer faux concern for the livestock the ship ….. They make me want to puke!!!

RobertDeFrancesch
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RobertDeFrancesch

Remember when a lethal fire in Canberra burned out a suburb because the Greens would not allow clearing. I am sure it’s cleared now but they want everyone else to enjoy the thrill of your house burning down. The ultimate NIMBYs.

Matt12
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Matt12

Next thing on the abo rights agenda is ‘cultural flows’, in addition to environmental flows of rivers.

RobertDeFrancesch
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RobertDeFrancesch

Also trees reproduce by fire, at least Australian trees do. We have a little problem with being burned to death. Let the Greens live in the forest they love, not in the inner city. The problems are that their electric cars won’t make it to the forest and they can’t live without the internet or coffee and their public service employers won’t let them live in the forest.

RobertDeFrancesch
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RobertDeFrancesch

Plus in Australia we can’t eat trees. We have to grow grasses. We have no fruit trees, unlike Asia. No monkees. Of course without fruit or agriculture, the aborigines never had alcohol, but that’s another story.

oldskankhidinginTheShadow
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oldskankhidinginTheShadow

Compost a Green today.

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