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Cairns Cabinet should secure $220M sugar boost

Cane rails move sugarcane from farm to mill across Queensland
31 August 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government can generate a $220 million four year sweetener for regional Queensland’s COVID-19 recovery with a 25% reduction in irrigation water charges, the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) said today. ASMC Chief Executive Officer David Pietsch said today’s State Cabinet meeting in Cairns should prioritise irrigation water pricing relief for the sugar ind...
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Burdekin irrigators take up the fight on water prices

26 August 2020 | Burdekin irrigators are taking the fight to the State Government on water issues. Burdekin River Irrigation Area (BRIA) irrigators have called for water prices and future dam safety costs to be eased to support the sector’s growth and provide a much needed shot in the arm for the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Government froze irrigation water prices in May but...
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Sweeter water prices will boost State’s COVID economic recovery

21 August 2020 | Sugar millers have called for urgent talks with the Queensland Government to ease irrigation costs and deliver the much needed jobs and agriculture industry growth that Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is counting on in the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) welcomed the recognition of sugar’s importance to the economy in the Qu...
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