The LNP has committed $3 million over four years to feral pig control in Queensland's far north, to help protect the state's banana industry, days after Katter’s Australian Party candidate for Hill, Shane Knuth, announced that his party would used expected balance of power muscle in the new Queensland Parliament to leverage more money for the problem.
The only baseload power station under construction in Australia will be fueled using sugar cane waste.
Fresh calls have been made for the animal rights and welfare groups to end their long-running and at times bitter public campaigns against the live animal trade.
The Katter's Australian Party candidate for Hill, Shane Knuth sees the problem of feral pigs and their threat to the north's banana industry as an issue he can get traction on.
Candidates from at least three political parties will outline their agriculture policies in Townsville this week.