Public Hearings – Reef Protection Measures

Due to sustained pressure from the LNP Opposition, the Queensland Government has bowed to pressure and will now hold regional consultation on the Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill. The deadline for the committee to report to Parliament has also been delayed to allow further consultation.

It is imperative that these hearings are well attended by affected canegrowers and I am asking you to ensure ALL growers are made aware. In order to fight this legislation, we need growers and communities supported by the Sugar Industry to make their voices heard, especially as these hearings will feature “open microphone” sessions.

To register for these hearings, please click here (opens an email window).

The details of the hearings are:

Date Time Location Venue
Tuesday 9 April 2019 11:30am – 1:00pm Cairns Joseph Banks Ballroom
Rydges Esplanade Resort
209-217 Abbott Street
Wednesday 10 April 2019 4:00pm – 6:00pm Townsville Ballroom 2
The Ville
Sir Leslie Thiess Drive
Thursday 11 April 2019 10:00am – 12:30pm Mackay Gold Room
Souths Leagues Club
181 Milton Street
Friday 12 April 2019 11:00am – 1:30pm Bundaberg Burnett Room
Burnett Riverside Hotel
7 Quay Street

For more details on the legislation including the submissions already received, please go to:

Please feel free to simply forward this message to your contacts so we can get the word out as soon as possible. The LNP is committed to standing shoulder to shoulder with affected primary producers and communities to fight this legislation.


Dale Last MP
Member for Burdekin
Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Shadow Minister for Northern Queensland
Shop 30, Centrepoint Arcade
AYR QLD 4807
Phone: (07) 4767 0502