Minster announces new frontline jobs

EXTRA front-line agricultural positions have been created in towns across regional Queensland.

Fisheries, Forestry and Agricultural Minister John McVeigh announced the appointments in Parliament this morning.

Five wild dog destruction officers would be deployed across Queenslander to help combat the "out of control" problem, Mr McVeigh said.

Emerald and Kingaroy each will see new crop protection officers and Mareeba and Charters Tower have been allocated pest and weed officers. A horticulture officer will be stationed at Bundaberg in an attempt to reduce red-tape and help farmers get their produce to market.

A fisheries officer will be stationed in Ayr and three new tick control officers will be deployed across Queensland.

Mr McVeigh said the job creation was all about the Government maximizing resources to assist producers right across the state.

Mr McVeigh said he would also create a part-time avery officer to support the industry.


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