Policy Columns

A green spring in Queensland
September 21, 2020

By Growcom Interim CEO, Pat Hannan Later this week the Queensland Horticulture Council will be officially launching its policy platform ahead…

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Labouring the point
September 14, 2020

By Growcom Interim CEO Pat Hannan In this same column back in mid-March Growcom first signalled our serious concern for the…

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Free markets don’t always come cheap
September 8, 2020

By Growcom Interim CEO Pat Hannan The Australian Government has just announced they’ve asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)…

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Calling Queenslanders to join the harvest trail
September 1, 2020

By Growcom Interim CEO, Pat Hannan What is becoming abundantly clear is that the shortfall of workers available to Queensland horticulture…

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Workshops help businesses increase efficiency and compliance
August 25, 2020

Growcom Interim CEO, Pat Hannan Growcom continues to work extensively with the Queensland horticulture industry to ensure businesses are kept up-to-date…

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The cost of doing business
August 18, 2020

By Acting Growcom CEO, Richard Shannon A common theme in the media this past week has been the link between labour…

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COVID compliance visits horticulture
August 10, 2020

By Growcom Acting CEO, Richard Shannon There was a time we dared to think COVID-19 would blow over. What’s quite clear…

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Election to hinge on horticulture
August 5, 2020

By Growcom Manager, Advocacy & Policy Richard Shannon In the month preceding the Queensland election its predicted there’ll be up to…

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Letting off the handbrake this election
July 27, 2020

By Growcom CEO, David Thomson Campaigning is about to begin in earnest ahead of the Queensland election in October. Ahead of…

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Biosecurity under inspection again
July 21, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson In January Growcom celebrated the beginning of 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health, as…

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Time to build new tools for growing export markets
July 13, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The export of agricultural produce represents one of the greatest opportunities for future growth within the Queensland economy….

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Farm resilience a product of profitability
July 7, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Last week Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud announced the investment framework for the much lauded and…

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