Sugar Policy Insights | July 2020

The sixth and latest edition of Sugar Policy Insights explores the sugar industry's bioenergy potential. The feature article summarises the key recommendations in ASMC's submission to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Bioenergy Roadmap consultation. The 4 page publication also outlines the need for a comprehensive review of irrigation water charges in cane growing regions of...
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Trade and investment a sugar success story

The Queensland regional economy and the Australian raw sugar industry have been major beneficiaries of more than $7 billion worth of investment over the past 15 years. Giving evidence at the virtual Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (14 July), the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) explained the importance of exports to the sugar milling sector, which account for mor...
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Price freeze for irrigation water an opportunity for a reset

Water charge profile QLD
5 May 2020 | The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) acknowledges today’s decision from the State Government to freeze irrigation prices for 12 months, pass on proposed 2020/21 price decreases, absorb certain dam safety upgrades and to monitor affordability closely over the next year.  Around 67 per cent of the State's sugarcane production is dependent on irrigation and irrigated sugarcan...
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