Policy Columns

Harping on about over regulation
January 19, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard As you read the paper today, know that there could be quite literally a thousand bureaucrats…

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A safe and happy New Year for horticulture
January 11, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard A common wish we have for others at this time is for a safe and happy…

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People are seasonal too
January 4, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Over the festive period a number of city folk will have packed the car and travelled…

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The horticultural year ahead
December 29, 2020

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Last week in this column we reviewed the year just gone and took note of the…

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The horticultural year in review
December 22, 2020

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Not since Exodus, the second book of the Bible, has it seemed like so many disasters…

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An ounce of preparation this storm season
December 15, 2020

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The wet and windy weather across South East Queensland and Northern NSW has brought some welcome…

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Governments warned winter is coming
December 7, 2020

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Made famous by the popular television series Game of Thrones, the phrase “winter is coming” could…

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Industry responds to damaging pests
December 1, 2020

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard The horticulture industry has most recently been absorbing the news of the arrival in Australia of…

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New collective bargaining provision adds balance
November 24, 2020

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard The practice of individuals or entities who would otherwise be competitors, coming together to negotiate with…

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The journalism is lazy, not the Australians
November 17, 2020

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard Growers are getting weary of regular misleading or unbalanced articles going to press about the labour…

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Lack of labour leads to food insecurity
November 9, 2020

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard Since the start of the pandemic the agriculture industry has been warning state and federal governments…

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Four years to create a legacy
November 3, 2020

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard They say a day is a long time in politics. Four years then seems like an…

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