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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chrisk
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johnsamson.,…hahaha… maybe they could have black and white streets all one way traffic to the sea.

Desperate
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Desperate

This could easily occur here in Australia, as a patient recently at a Canberra hospital came across staff who did not speak or understand the English language.

bagman
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bagman

I turned over to the games last night from fox to seven and the womens 1500 metres is on ,South Africa has a man running in it and he wins by a country mile ,so went to bed fuck me

johnsamson
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johnsamson

Uhhg???? White streets? That’s not politically correct. Where’s antifa when you need’em?

pelican
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pelican

welcome to life..now cop this dose of formaldehyde…in any sense thats child abuse..

Pepperpete
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Pepperpete

he, he ….

ChristianTraders
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ChristianTraders

But when he loses he will blame everyone and anyone except himself.

stringybark
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stringybark

Only the truly gullible and paid trolls see this as anything other than a false flag attack.

JeffofFNQ
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My wife saw a good comment from a reader in The Australian:

“Turnbull thinks he’s the smartest person in the room but he’s talking to an empty room”.

JofG
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Yes chrisk – calls to mind the Oedipus syndrome (where the son married his mother after killing the father) Peta Credlin says Lucy was present most days and loomed larger than life – I presume there is a podcast from her last 2 shows on Sky, check it out, also Alan Jones’s interview with Cory Bernardi as they are back onto halal certification, worth a visit.

buraq2
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buraq2

Was Trump sucked in 12 months ago too?

chumo
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chumo

Now tell me it isn’t just a sick joke that the ABC is giving that Yassmin thing a new show.

cinerama
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cinerama

Angus, if they talked you wouldn’t buy them

AKOFNQ
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AKOFNQ

Was having a bad day until I read this – am happy now

chrisk
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chrisk

B2765 … Also agree War is money to lots of big companies.

Bwana
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Bwana

Like Confucius say ‘some ting wong’.

stringybark
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stringybark

OPCW offers to investigate, Russia and Syria support the investigation, America votes against it in UN. White helmets associated with an Al Qeada affiliated group. How quickly America forgot 9/11, now on the same side.

vecchio
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vecchio

Rin Buy some shares and stfu about Jews. If ya can’t lick ’em, join ’em.

buraq2
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chrisk
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chrisk

(saw) spelling

chrisk
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chrisk

JofG… My sister said she say Turnbull and Lucy being interviewed on TV once (I have NEVER watched him for more than 15 seconds, that’s how long it takes me to get to the remote) My Sister said it was pathetic watching, every time Turnbull got asked a question she would answer or Turnbull would look to her for a response before answering, many times he would say a few words and manage to get Lucy to finish the reply, talk about a puppet.

stringybark
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stringybark

Bolton is pulling the strings and Trump is too self obsessed to understand the risks.

stringybark
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stringybark

USS Donald Cook, known in naval circles as Donald Duck after the Russians played tricks with it in the Black Sea. Fools rushing us towards war.

buraq2
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buraq2

She speaks on behalf of the Trump Administration.

Hotrocks
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ASAP .

Bwana
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Bwana

Well, of course they do. What if the doll had flat batteries? Would it be able to make informed decisions? What if it’s pressure was down….we all have off days. Danial Andrews should get onto this and put in some protections.

stringybark
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stringybark

The NHS is brilliant. Can diagnose a nerve agent immediately and have an antidote on hand. Must be the best medical service on earth.

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

Devout dwarf coward .

Hotrocks
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Hotrocks

turnbull is panicking , something he does a lot of , total fail .

buraq2
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buraq2

So, was Trump sucked in 12 months ago?

aggie
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Watching the video, quite plausible that it is set up.
And motif to do so, quite apparent.!

JofG
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JofG

According to Peta Credlin when Turnbull was opposition leader (after knifing Brendan Nelson) Lucy was a familiar figure around his office, he always sought her advice and she read most of the documents that came his way (like a supervisor) – a bit creepy IMO.

mots
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mots

Thanks Rindaldo, I like that ‘Enjoy yourself’ part, sounds good to me. Stress isn’t good.

Bwana
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Bwana
Pablo
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Any number of household chemicals that are available over the counter to Anyone can be used to produce the same results…Then there are all the ancillary things from the hardware store that can be used to devastating effect……….Are they going to bomb Londonistan because of the spiraling number of Islamic Acid attacks on innocent civilians there???…What’s the difference…Still Innocent people being attacked….

Bwana
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Bwana

Are there any ongoing dramas in this pollie dual citizenship saga? Or is it all honkey dory now. Smoked the peace pipe….move on, nothing to see here.

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Observer-GC

What the hell does Zuckerberg think that he has that is so important in my life, that I will pay for it. Piss off and move to the twilight zone. Pay for Facebook, ‘tell him he’s joking’.

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

About time the pressure cooker started. Pure evil, the little boy who wanted to be PM at what ever cost! Needs to be slapped off in a hail of ……

chrisk
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chrisk

I would just love to hear what LOOSEY say to him every morning, it may not even printable here on PP.

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

All about power and a self gloater.

chrisk
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chrisk

Tick Tick Tick Boom

buraq2
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buraq2

A token bombing of the base they bombed last year? Molan reckons it was up and running a day or so after.

Ruprick
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Ruprick

The EU is a socialist scam. Norway stating to see through it.

cinerama
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cinerama

Addiction is out of control in Australia.
No point in fining this driver, enforced rehabilitation then on going testing even that may not help.

Bwana
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Bwana

Is this just the start? How did we know this would happen? Just a lucky guess I suppose. Five Cameroon athletes competing in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have reportedly gone missing. Team Cameroon manager Victor Agbor Nso told media three Cameroonian athletes had gone missing, including a weightlifter and two boxers, the Journal du Cameroun reported. Independent Online reported that the three athletes were set to compete on Tuesday but could not be found. There were also claims two weightlifters from the African nation had gone missing earlier from the Games. “We have officially informed our hierarchy back home… Read more »

Matt12
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Matt12

That’s telling.

buraq2
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buraq2

You’d better let The Donald know; seems an attack on Animal Assad’s military assets is imminent.

BlackRoo
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BlackRoo

I find this odd that Zuckerburg would “assist” the election of Trump. Yet, more continued Trump bashing.

Bwana
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Bwana

I think you are right Angus.

JCM
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JCM

After supping at the taxpayer trough and from the workers Shorton just has to keep his nose in the trough at all costs and fuck you all