Policy Columns

Lost Paradise makes us all insecure
December 3, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Last week Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham responded to requests from…

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New Chair to lead Queensland horticulture
November 28, 2019

Queensland’s peak horticulture body, Growcom is proud to announce Belinda Adams has been appointed as its new Chair at our annual…

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Fighting fires on multiple fronts
November 18, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Is it too soon to be talking about the cause of the all the fires currently…

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Growers stuck between undocumented workers and a hard place
November 12, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Confirming what had already been long suspected, the Victorian Farmers Federation’s (VFF’s) Horticulture Labour Case Study…

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Backpacker Tax Found To Be Broken
November 4, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson As the peak body for horticulture in Queensland, Growcom has welcomed the Federal Court’s recent ruling…

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The drought declaration of horticulture
October 28, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Now is the time for horticulture to declare its interest in shaping the future of drought…

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Award changes put horticulture under pressure
October 22, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson As the weather heats up so does the summer harvest season and with it comes an…

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Growers get ready for storm season
October 14, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson As we move yet again into the disaster season here in Queensland, preparedness is key to…

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Not all ag is equal
October 8, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The Queensland Horticulture Council is the preeminent body for deliberating industry policy, coordinated by Growcom, and…

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Growers give a Dam about horticulture’s future
October 1, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Burnett growers’ lives have been unnecessarily turned upside down following last week’s announcement the Paradise Dam…

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A paradise lost
September 27, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Shock and surprise are not the reactions you want to have in response to a government…

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Horticulture essential for Reef health
September 24, 2019

By Growcom CEO Growcom has welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment that horticulture will remain unregulated by new reef management laws, provided…

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