Policy Columns

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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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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