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I am pleased to have been elected to represent Callide in the Queensland State Parliament.
The Callide community is a great place to live, work and raise a family.
When we work together we can ensure job security and opportunity, access to health care, a strong education system and a safer community. To do so we need small and medium businesses to grow and create more jobs, and to build transport and other infrastructure that meets our needs.
I am interested to hear your views on these and other topics. I hold regular mobile offices in the towns in our electorate, in addition to my electorate office in Biloela.
I welcome your views and suggestions. I will work hard to assist you if you require my help on any matter affecting you or your family, in addition to promoting the interests of everyone in our electorate of Callide.
Colin Boyce MP
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1 day ago
Why is it okay to clear trees for housing developments, but it’s not okay for a farmer to manage regrowth to feed starving livestock or grow food for the population?
Why is it okay to clear next to a river close to Flinders Reef near Moreton Island, but a farmer can’t manage his land 1000 km away from the Great Barrier Reef?
How much pollution runs off the streets of Brisbane and Industrial activities into the Brisbane River and then the Flinders Reef?
Maybe Leeanne Enoch and Jacki Trad could answer these questions. ... See MoreSee Less
Labor /Greens duplicty and hypocrisy knows no boundaries.
no they would lie to you
I usually agree with everything you post on here. I can assure you though that the clearing of lots should have said developing. The area was cleared long ago. It was farming land that most recently ran cattle. It was at one stage a cane farm that supplied sugar for a local distillery. I agree with the sentiment. Just not the property in question.
The globalists intention is to prevent the farmers from keeping his lifestock alive and growing the food ,which would encourage the population growth . The fate of the family farms is sealed.They have to end as the multi- billion dollar artificial lab -grown food investment is going to replace them
This has been my augment.
Say here at Hervey Bay. It’s terrible and feel for our Roos and Koalas.
Those two politicians will not answer any questions. They don't believe there are there for that purpose. They think they are there to line their pockets and tell us what to do.
The Greens are naturally outraged and threatening to redirect preferences? Didn’t think so...
It’s also ok to clear swathes of natural forest to install wind turbines and the high voltage lines to feed the “green” power back to environmentally conscious city dwellers.
Time to get Deb involved. Flooding potential here is enormous....... wake up you dipsticks
To offset what they knock down in the southeast corner, they want to make themselves feel better by locking up land out west.
The Two you mention have a lot to explain if the truth is known. They should both be sacked or the ALP Government removed from power for what it has done. Keep up the great work exposing what they are doing Colin. You are on the right track. Just for your info Brisbane is the biggest polluter of the GBR and emits more pollution of dangerous chemicals than the rest of the State combined. They ignore the known 2,3,7,8,TCDD contamination coming from the Sewerage outfall and let it cause White Spot in the local area instead. Caboolture is far too contaminated for more development so any Government that considers development in a Notified 2,3,7,8,TCDD contaminated area is breaking the International law of the Stockholm Convention Treaty.
The only arable land in Australia is the thin outer rim of this country. So where do they put the industry & all the housing????
Farmers are the true environmentalist
1 day ago
The LNP has a plan to stimulate the economy, create a decade of secure jobs and drag Queensland out of this recession and become the economic powerhouse it once was.
Labor’s failure to manage the economy has pushed a record number of Queenslanders into unemployment.
Almost two thirds of all businesses don’t believe that they’ll be able to survive longer than a year, without stimulus.
Prior to coronavirus, Queensland had the nation’s highest unemployment, most bankruptcies and lowest business confidence.
Cancelling the Budget means the Palaszczuk Labor Government is flying blind through the biggest economic crisis in almost a century. ... See MoreSee Less
Get rid of this COMMUNIST SCUM before it is too late.These PIGS won't be happy until they have destroyed all the PRIMARY INDUSTRIES TO APPEASE THE SLIMY GREENS.
How will that happen if the vote is doctored by the CCP?
Dan the camera man will destroy us all
Never heard so much shit in all. My life
Get some of those coal mines that are being held up by the government approved. The infrastructure required to build roads and new railways, and expand the docks will get thousands back to work. Stop cowdowning to the greens.
Shoot Greens onsight ! Life was better before Vegan !!
The Virus has had little affect on people or the economy lets be clear!. IT IS THE LOCKDOWN LAWS AND IMPOSITION THAT HAS BANKRUPTED AND BEEN DEVESTATING!.. the whole saga is man made and totally unavoaidable. i repeat IT IS THE LOCKDOWNS THAT ARE DEVESTATING the virus has had zero affect or damage.!
That building there on the right is a fine example of wasted money
2 days ago
Theodore is in the Sunday Mail, progressing forward with the Rural Maternity Taskforce, Theodore continuing as a Pilot site.
It is great to see State Government moving forward and showing accountability with their promises. With COVID, more important than ever to have local and safe maternity and birthing services.
#CQHEALTH #STEVENMILESMP #GREGHUNTMP #QLDHEALTH #COLINBOYCE #DEB #SENATORAMANDASTOKER #DEBFRECKINGTONMP #MATERNITYCONSUMERNETWORK #MATERNITYCHOICESAUSTRALIA #RESPECTFULMATERNITYCAREQUEENSLAND #RURALDOCTORSASSOCIATIONOFQUEENSLAND ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
NUTRIENT - Does nutrient from farm run off harm the Great Barrier Reef?
The following is an extract from the submission by Dr Walter Starck to the Senate inquiry about ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef.
"Nutrients enrich reefs
More recently, it has been found that internal waves, at the interface between the warm upper layer of the ocean and the cold zone below it, frequently surge up the outer face of reefs and suddenly bathe them in nutrient rich deep water. This can, and regularly does, produce surges in nutrient levels as much as 100 times greater than anything coming from the land. Far from being damaging to the reefs, it is now thought to be an important source of enrichment for them and CSIRO research has found such effects are a regular event along the outer GBR.
As for nutrients from farming, river discharge into the GBR lagoon is very low over most of the year and is significant only in the wet season. Even then, most discharge is confined to brief flood events
which last for only a few days. If farms were contributing significantly to river nutrients, then river nutrients would be expected to be highest in the wet season when most of the runoff from farmland occurs. In the dry season river flow decreases to a trickle coming mainly from the mountainous and forested headwaters. One might then expect this would be when nutrient levels would drop. Reality is the opposite. Nutrient levels in the rivers are relatively low in the wet season and increase over the dry season. Natural sources appear to be contributing more nutrients than farming.
More important than where nutrients come from, however, is their quantity and effect. Estimates for the overall human contribution to the nutrient budget of the GBR are quantities that, even if real,
would only amount to a few percent. In view of the low level to start with, the most likely effects of such a modest increase in nutrients would be beneficial. As it is, the nutrients in river outflows are diluted and taken up by marine life within a few kilometres of the river mouths. No increase in levels can be detected on offshore reefs. In summary, then, human-induced nutrients on the GBR are
trivial, undetectable, and to the extent that any such enhancement that might occur would most likely be beneficial.
Finally, convincing evidence that human nutrient pollution is not a significant factor in GBR waters comes from satellite measurements of chlorophyll concentrations. These measurements are made every few days at one Km resolution over the entire region. The following image shows an average derived from five years of measurements
It is obvious that nutrients from natural sources are inducing much greater phytoplankton concentration along the northern coast of Australia and southern coast of New Guinea than any runoff from the relatively small catchments of rivers draining into GBR waters. It is also interesting to note the high chlorophyll concentration at the western end of New Guinea. This area has been found to support the greatest reef biodiversity known from any place on Earth and the reefs are deemed to be in luxuriant condition.
Furthermore, the use of fertiliser and herbicides in the GBR catchment has decreased in recent decades. Also, in the case of fertiliser, most of it is taken up in the crop and nearby vegetation,
sequestered in the soil or broken down chemically. Very little runs into the 10,000 cubic kilometre volume of the GBR lagoon which is constantly being flushed by ocean currents every few weeks. The
idea of concentrations sufficient to harm corals is devoid of both reason and evidence.
Senate Inquity - Identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef
Submission 76 by Dr Walter Starck can be downloaded from this link: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Rural_and_Regional_Affairs_and_Transport/...
Nutrient pollution is shown by chlorophyll concentrations. The image comes from satellite measurements of chlorophyll concentrations made every few days at one Km resolution over the entire region. The image shows an average derived from five years of measurements. (high = orange-red) ... See MoreSee Less
The scientific data doesn't match the theory so Iam sure they will ignore this paper.
Maybe, but I liked the plan to nuke it because it's a danger to shipping and stops the surf.
No They got no one else to blame so they pick on farmers
Tell the f—-n government
It will not make a bit of difference to the loony greens. They never let scientific fact get in their way of trying to sabotage Australia's economy.
You are right Colin
You are correct Colin. This is a battle all of use need to fight.
4 days ago
It’s been a busy week at work with the Federal Senate inquiry into Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef Regulations. If you have an interest in the GBR and Agriculture and want to know what all the arguments are about this is worth a listen... ... See MoreSee Less
Very proud of you Col. Hold the line, never give in, never give up, never back down, never back off. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
The QLD Environment Minister and the QLD Agriculture Minister are such FRAUDS. Both of them are happy to rely upon Voodoo Science from JCU on which they base their absurd Reef Regulations. Both are happy to spend hundreds of millions of dollars virtue signalling to the Eco Flog Left on a non-existent threat to the Reef while ignoring clear and present tangible terrestrial based threats to the QLD Ecosystem and to QLD Agriculture posed by Wild Pigs, Wild Dogs, Feral Cats, Foxes, Feral Deer, Feral Goats, Fall Armyworm, Fire Ants, Yellow Crazy Ants, Prickly Acacia, Parthenium, Lantana, you name it, it’s here. Instead of investing in Biosecurity surge capacity they have stripped it bare. If we ever get African Swine Fever or Foot & Mouth enter through QLD then all bets are off. We’re stuffed.
Excellent interview, Mr Boyce. You are to be commended. Thankyou.
Wow and wow. An awesome interview.
This is an excellent interview by Member for Callide Colin Boyce. It spells out why we all need to sign and share the petition asking for an Office of Science Quality Assurance to be established to check the science being used to make political decisions, and the revocation of the Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019, which was raced through the Queensland Parliament in September last year based on UNCHECKED SCIENCE. The farmers who put 88% of all food and drink on every table in Australia are being pushed off the land by an unwarranted and rising tide of red tape based on UNCHECKED SCIENCE. Help us to protect your future food supplies. Your farmers are here for you all the time, and we need you - the households, the office workers and managers, the mums and dads, the seniors right across our great nation - to join a single voice to ask the science being used to make political decisions to be rigorously and independently checked by an Office of Science Quality Assurance. Queenslanders can sign the State petition: www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/petition-details?id=3344 Everyone can sign the iPetition: www.ipetitions.com/petition/revoke-the-2019-reef-amendment-act-and-check-the
from now on; everybody should know that ''JCU / James Cook University is a Marxist septic tank, where GLASNOST is not tolerated. Whatever comes from them, is a misleading Warmist propaganda.
Where does the Turnbull $480 000 000.00 grant for the reef come into play , surely somebody should know exactly what has happened to this taxpayers money , who now has it and how much has been spent on what for what reason... apparently this odd reef committee consisted of 6 persons allegedly all past busiines associates of mr harbour side mansion , all reef experts i would have thought , wink wink
Let's disregard the science and take the word of the L N P Lazy Nogood Politicians They have all the answers me thinks
As an Elected Representative, can you enquire into What Happened to the $444 Million that Turnbull gave to the 7 staffer's in the office in Cairns? Nearly half a BILLION DOLLARS of Taxpayer money and NO accountability ?
Unfortunately we have more to think about than your typical Qld. political bullshit. Thedaffy labour and LNP governments are EQUALLY to blame for Ballsing up the reef,but trust a Queenslander
Great interview mate.
When is the LNP going to back Peter Ridd. You lot are very quiet on this.
Such a crying shame this report had to come from the sewer that is the ABC . Sorry cannot allow it into the house .
Theses regulations are absolute BULL SHI#! They should be thrown out - it’s jobs for the boys and Agenda 21 BS!
JCU with this Senate inquiry. DR PETER RIDD should sue the pants of them.
Wouldn't the Fitzroy basin be the best place to test out their theory or findings as it drains 1/6th of qld and it supplies how many ppl with house hold and drinking water. The calliope river also drains a large amount of water into Gladstone harbor.
Great interview Colin. Good points raised by you and him. The constant doubt needs to be fixed.
qld gov & abc
I would like to know which companies have been given the millions of dollars to get rid of the COTS, and who is checking on how they are spending that money. Are the companies spending it on the boats, diving crews, equipment etc. What I am asking is it all above board.
The crap government agencies , the greenies and Universities are saying are all as bad as one another and its mainly about money
If the ABC did it it will be full of bias and half truths, not to be trusted.
Will be a total spoof the ABC do not tell the truth
To give you an idea how far the ABC pandemic spreads, have a listen to Bludging on the Blindside from last Saturday and HG Nelson's leftie uninformed comments on the GBR. Everyone's a bloody expert in that woke wowser taxpayer funded enclave.
Here's your mate, Willie Soon, latest out.... listen carefully and see how stupid science has got today with headline figures like Greta! www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me3aPGRfRggh
It thinks the Reef is .....