Following my phone call to the Prime Minister, I welcome his commitment today that farmers will not be forced to sell their land in central and north Queensland to the Defence Department.

This shows the Prime Minister is prepared to listen and act in the best interests of Queenslanders.

I also wish to thank my own LNP State MPs Dale Last, Andrew Cripps and Deb Frecklington and local Federal member Michelle Landry who all have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen.