A DEEPWATER man has spoken out, criticising the government for preventing graziers and property owners from clearing their land. 

Speaking on his way home, Michael Turner said there were too many laws stopping sensible clearing on land.

"I'm pretty p---ed off that the place hasn't been burnt for a long time - back in the day that all used to be bloody grass plains between Agnes Water and that but because it hasn't been burnt up for so long with the national park this is what's now caused this," he said. 

"With the tree clearing laws we can't clear out undergrowth on any of the blocks out there so it's created a massive fire hazard."

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