News Archive 2018

  • Cotton Matters - 21 March, 2018

    Tuesday, 20th March 2018 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Easter harvest machinery movement – what you need to know

    Tuesday, 20th March 2018 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Following extensive efforts in recent years to harmonise heavy agriculture machinery movement between state and federal jurisdictions, Cotton Australia can report that there have been very few changes to regulatory requirements concerning movement this season. Cotton Australia has information on the rights and responsibilities of growers and transport contractors moving heavy machinery on Queensland and NSW roads at this busy time of year. Read more »

  • New water compliance regime welcome but needs resourcing certainty: Cotton Australia

    Tuesday, 13th March 2018 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia supports the NSW Government's introduction of a new water measurement and metering regime, originally launched in December 2017 and expanded upon in a meeting with industry at Parliament House today (13/3/18). Read more »

  • Cotton Matters - 7 March, 2018

    Tuesday, 6th March 2018 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

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  • Forklift safety blitz in NSW – get your licence through AgSkilled

    Tuesday, 6th March 2018 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Did you know that you need a High Risk Work Licence to operate a forklift on your farm? SafeWork NSW Inspectors will be undertaking a forklift safety blitz 5-9 March to secure compliance, raise awareness and help control the risks associated with forklifts and may issue on-the-spot-fines. Read more »

  • New labour hire regulations – what’s the impact for Queensland cotton growers?

    Tuesday, 6th March 2018 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    From 16 April 2018, labour hire providers must have a licence to operate in Queensland. If you have workers supplied to you or your business to do work, you must only use a licensed provider. Penalties will apply if you use a provider who isn’t licensed. Read more »

  • Chain of responsibility regulations – what you need to know

    Tuesday, 6th March 2018 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Changes to national ‘chain of responsibility’ (COR) regulations will put a greater responsibility on primary producers to ensure the safety of heavy vehicle drivers and operators. Tied to the principles of duty of care in Occupational Health & Safety laws, COR is important to cotton growers as it relates to anyone who consigns, packs, loads or receives goods as part of your business as part within the road transport supply chain. Read more »

  • Cotton Conference planning: full steam ahead

    Tuesday, 6th March 2018 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    The 2018 Australian Cotton Conference Committee, with representation from across industry, met on the Gold Coast in February to further develop the program and make plans for the 2018 event. The Committee received an update on sponsorships and the trade exhibit, and spent much of the time discussing topics, speakers and sessions to ensure a program that meets the needs of a wide range of delegates. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia welcomes new leader of the Nationals

    Thursday, 1st March 2018 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has welcomed the election of Michael McCormack as leader of the National Party, and thanked outgoing leader Barnaby Joyce. Read more »

  • Senate vote a challenge for MDBP

    Tuesday, 20th February 2018 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Last Wednesday (14/2/18) the Australian Senate voted 32-30 to disallow the Northern Basin Review (NBR) amendments which reduced the Northern recovery target by 70Gl, and which would have promised to save 180 jobs while delivering better environmental outcomes. In the wash-up from this highly political decision, significantly influenced by the South Australian election and the Batman by-election, both the NSW and Victorian Governments have threatened to walk away from the Basin Plan. Read more »