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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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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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