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Industry Unites to Safeguard Wide Bay-Burnett Sugar Jobs

Sugarcane harvest in full swing
28 October 2020 | A rescue package to safeguard sugar industry jobs in the Wide Bay Burnett region hangs in the balance as the Queensland election looms, with industry leaders urging the Labor Party to commit funds before this weekend’s election. A Queensland Government contribution of $6.33 million is needed to ensure a $20.55 million infrastructure improvement plan can be implemented so t...
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Premier’s commitment to reduce water charges provides confidence boost to regional economy

Water charge profile QLD
26 October 2020 | The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) has welcomed an announcement from the Palaszczuk Government to cut irrigation water costs for Queensland’s sugarcane growers by 15 per cent for three years from July 2021 if re-elected. “Increasing overseas competition, depressed global sugar prices, and rising production costs compounded by the far-reaching impacts of the coronavir...
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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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