Policy Columns

Governments warned winter is coming
December 7, 2020

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Made famous by the popular television series Game of Thrones, the phrase “winter is coming” could…

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Industry responds to damaging pests
December 1, 2020

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard The horticulture industry has most recently been absorbing the news of the arrival in Australia of…

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New collective bargaining provision adds balance
November 24, 2020

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard The practice of individuals or entities who would otherwise be competitors, coming together to negotiate with…

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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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