Policy Columns

Horticulture exports at the heart of economic recovery
June 30, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The export of horticultural produce represents one of the greatest opportunities for future growth, not just…

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Growing more resilient supply chains for fresh produce
June 23, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson A small number of food service businesses, providores and producers have responded to the COVID-19 disruption…

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Uncertainty in the forecast for labour
June 16, 2020

By Growcom CEO, David Thomson Economists and meteorologists have a lot in common. Neither really know what’s going to happen in…

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A positive case for the process in place
June 8, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson An initial assessment of the first positive case in Queensland of a farm worker with COVID-19…

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Fair Farms backed by all three major retailers
June 2, 2020

By Growcom CEO David Thomson As the peak representative body for horticulture in Queensland, Growcom is pleased to welcome Coles’ official…

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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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