Sugar industry report reveals $220 million potential benefit from water pricing reform

8 April 2020 | An assessment released by the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) shows that a 25% reduction in the cost of water from the State’s sugarcane irrigation schemes* could deliver up to $220 million in additional output over the 4 year period 2020/21-2023/24. ASMC’s analysis was undertaken after the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) made a recommendation to Government to i...
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Water charge reset needed to lift heavy burden on sugar industry

3 April 2020: The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) will next week release its detailed assessment of the impact of the proposed Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) price increases on sugar communities.  QCA has recommended significant increases in water charges for irrigators over the period 2020 to 2024. On behalf of its sugar-reliant communities, ASMC is analysing the cost/bene...
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Sugar Policy Insights | April 2020

Surreal, Unprecedented. A time like no other! How are sugar manufacturers responding to the unprecedented challenge of COVD-19 and what does the global disruption mean for Australia's ongoing WTO dispute against the Indian government's sugar subsidies? In the April edition of Sugar Policy Insights CEO, David Pietsch outlines the industry's response to the Coronavirus pandemic and how A...
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