ricecrackers wrote:i would be careful to buy into the propaganda that Queensland is our bread basket
these themes are often used to garner public support for a tax
I find it interesting how suddenly most of Australia's food comes from Qld, when not long ago farmers out at Virginia were saying that most of SA's vegetables come from there so we have to stop suburban sprawl.
People on the outskirts of Sydney are trying to stop development because an area similar to Virginia apparently produces most of NSW's vegetables.
Then finally communities along the Murray River have been complaining that they need more water allocations as they produce most of Australia's fruit.
Its an incredible area, and even if we do get all our food from our local area, it still means most of Qld will now have to get its food from the rest of Australia. It does impact on us all, but still it seems that when ever something is affecting a particular group they are suddenly the most important group to everyone else.