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75% agree Gvt should reduce irrigation water charges

8 October 2020 | Three-quarters of voters polled in the marginal electorate of Burdekin agree the State Government should reduce irrigation water charges to boost the sugar industry’s contribution to Queensland’s COVID-19 recovery. The poll of 537 voters in the Burdekin electorate, won by the LNP’s Dale Last by 467 votes at the 2017 State election, was commissioned by the Australian Sugar Mill...
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La Nina a cause for concern for last third of crush

30 September 2020 | With a third of 2020’s estimated 30.9 million tonnes of sugarcane yet to be harvested and processed into raw sugar, Australia’s sugar millers are keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts. The confirmation of a La Nina weather pattern heightens the risk of rain disrupting the final weeks of the crush. “La Nina-influenced light rain will be manageable and welcome, but...
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ASMC seek Gvt commitment on irrigation water charges

23 September 2020 | The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) left a meeting with the Queensland Government this week remaining optimistic that political consensus for irrigation water price cuts can be achieved to boost regional Queensland’s COVID-19 recovery. The LNP and Katter Australia Party have made policy commitments ahead of the election to cut irrigation water charges by almost 20% ...
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