Policy Columns

One market in hand worth two in the bush
May 25, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Market access for our agricultural produce has been front and centre lately. Making headlines have been…

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More at risk than food access alone
May 19, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson We may very well be facing a recession in Australia with impacts that will reach further and…

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Riding the labour rollercoaster
May 11, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Finding the right labour and skills at the right time and in the right place has…

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New obligations to control seasonal spread
May 5, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Last week the Queensland Premier and Agriculture Minister Mark Furner announced new obligations on seasonal workers…

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Time is ripe for long term behaviour change
April 28, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson It appears Australia is now on the right track to keep on top of coronavirus. With…

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Eat Yourself to Health with fresh fruit and veg
April 21, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Looking after our health has never been more important as we find our way through this…

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Isolating key accommodation questions
April 14, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Some of the biggest questions surrounding business continuity in horticulture during the COVID-19 contagion have been…

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Preventing the spread of COVID-19
April 7, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson It’s the question on every farmer’s lips, ‘what happens if someone on my farm tests positive for coronavirus?”…

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Putting an ounce of prevention in place
March 31, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The work of farmers has been deemed an essential service by the Queensland and Australian Governments…

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Queensland horticulture essential for nation’s wellbeing
March 24, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson As supply chains are stretching and supermarket shelves are looking bare, the Queensland horticulture industry stands…

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Labour supply front and centre
March 17, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Our challenges, if they weren’t already, are beginning to get biblical in their proportions.​ First came a…

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Going viral not always a good thing
March 10, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Up until very recently “going viral” was seen as a good thing. As a phrase it…

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