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Parliamentary Friends of Sugar to strengthen sector’s bipartisan support |17 March 2022

The sugar industry has gathered support from across the Queensland Parliament for a new initiative to allow direct contact between Members of Parliament and the industry. Parliamentary Friends of Sugar was co-chaired by Member for Burnett, Stephen Bennett and Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert pictured with ASMC Directors: Peter Hawe, Jannik Olejas and John Pratt at Qld Parliament House o...
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Sugar defied COVID to deliver economic boost for Queensland | 15 March 2022

The Queensland sugar industry’s resilience to the combined impact of COVID-19, poor global sugar prices, international market distortions and adverse weather has been confirmed by a new economic report released today. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) commissioned report shows the economic contribution of the industry to Queensland had remained stable at $3.8 billion in 2020-...
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Sugar power helping to fill Queensland’s heated up electricity demand | 1 February 2022

Sugar powered electricity generated at two of Queensland raw sugar mills is being used to help fill the energy deficit caused by record high temperatures and the associated surging power demand across the State. The renewable electricity from the cogeneration facilities located at Wilmar’s Pioneer Mill near Ayr and Mackay Sugar’s Racecourse Mill is generated using the left over plant fibre...
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