Policy Columns

Profit trumps utility
February 18, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) last week released their final report into irrigation pricing, recommending higher…

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Managing risk reaps rewards
February 11, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Horticulture has always been a risky business. Overtime those risks have only seemed to have grown,…

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Resilience a muscle that only stretches so far
February 4, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson If resilience were a muscle, then farmers as a whole would be a particularly well-toned group….

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Horticulture workers denied freedom and choice
January 29, 2020

By Growcom CEO, David Thomson Peak body for horticulture in Queensland, Growcom last year launched and led a national survey to…

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Bread and games in an election year
January 20, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Since Ancient Rome the prescription for keeping the public happy has been to supply both bread…

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Plant health a top priority
January 14, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Plants produce 98 per cent of the oxygen we breathe and make up 80 per cent…

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Water win for the Lockyer
January 7, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson After a year of negotiation, the peak representative body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom has welcomed the…

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Be prepared whatever the weather
December 30, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson In the eye of storm season, now is a better time than any to talk about…

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A year of growth
December 24, 2019

2019 has been an exciting year of change and growth for Growcom. We’re incredibly proud to welcome new faces to the…

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The season of goodwill
December 16, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Christmas. It’s a time for trading presents, stuffing yourself with cold ham and getting merry on…

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The creeping costs of cost recovery
December 10, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The ability of agriculture to sway opinion in high places is arguably waning. And the evidence…

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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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