Mayors back sugar industry role in COVID-19 recovery

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2 September 2020 | The Australian Sugar Milling Council has welcomed local government leaders’ emphatic support for the role of the sugar industry in Queensland’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic. ASMC Chief Executive David Pietsch said Mayors, like the people they represent, know the importance of the sugar industry to their local communities and the broader COVID-19 recove...
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Cairns Cabinet should secure $220M sugar boost

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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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