Policy Columns

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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The horse before the water cart
October 27, 2020

By Growcom Manager, Policy & Advocacy Richard Shannon Each of the major parties this election campaign have quite rightly responded to…

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Maintaining our advantage is not enough
October 20, 2020

By Growcom Manager, Policy & Advocacy Richard Shannon Queensland is Australia’s premier state for the production of fruits, vegetables and nuts….

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A green spring to end a long dry
October 12, 2020

By Growcom Manager, Policy & Advocacy Richard Shannon Many parts of Queensland are still exceptionally dry. This long drought continues for…

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Removing payroll tax creates new jobs
October 6, 2020

By Growcom Manager, Policy & Advocacy Richard Shannon Payroll tax acts as a significant deterrent to business growth. Employers approaching the…

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A green spring requires water
September 29, 2020

By Growcom Interim CEO, Pat Hannan Last week the Queensland Horticulture Council successfully launched A green spring in Queensland, the policy…

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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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