Policy Columns

Can any one government deliver a regional renaissance?
April 4, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard One of the big takeaways from the recent Federal budget handed down by Treasurer Frydenberg is…

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Horticulture continues climb to peak sustainability
March 28, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The act of climbing a mountain is an apt analogy for our pursuit of an ever…

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Australian horticulture descends on Brisbane
March 22, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard For a second year in a row Queensland and Brisbane will play host to Hort Connections…

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Flood funds flow to those in need
March 15, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard In a full house at the Gatton Shire Hall last Wednesday close to 200 people were…

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Farm inputs not floods to push prices higher
March 8, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Over the past week we’ve been inundated with requests for comment from any number of well-intentioned…

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Support for valleys of pain
February 28, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The request to the Australian and Queensland governments is to let the money flow in response…

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Cultivating our future fields
February 21, 2022

By Growcom Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Barnard A new team of existing and emerging leaders has been appointed to bring the Queensland…

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Firming ALP farm labour policy
February 14, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard This last week has confirmed, if it wasn’t already obvious, that Federal politics is squarely in…

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The burden of proof reversed
February 8, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard There is a longstanding and important legal principle that requires the accuser to prove guilt, and…

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Fresh produce focuses on strategic fields
February 1, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The fresh produce sector and supply chain in Queensland has today agreed on four key fields…

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Backpackers return to discover new employment landscape
January 24, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The last week brought with it a couple of important milestones in terms of an improved…

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Omicron symptoms to stir supply chain debate
January 17, 2022

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The Omicron variant is putting into sharp relief the strain COVID-19 has been putting on our…

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