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  • Energy support package welcomed, but more required to address cost rises

    Friday, 2nd December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton growers have welcomed the Queensland Government's announcement of a $10 million regional business support package as part of its response to the Queensland Productivity Commission's Pricing Inquiry Final Report. Read more »

  • Government places unrealistic caps on mining and gas land access costs

    Friday, 2nd December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Rural landholder groups Cotton Australia, NSW Farmers, NSW Irrigators' Council and the Country Women’s Association of NSW are today calling out the NSW Government for placing unrealistic caps on landholder costs incurred in the negotiation of mining and coal seam gas (CSG) land access arrangements. Read more »

  • Cotton growers relieved Backpacker Tax now in the rearview mirror

    Thursday, 1st December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Australia’s cotton growers can now get on with the job of producing a bumper 500,000 hectare cotton crop expected this season, with the compromise 15% Backpacker Tax rate passing both houses of the Australian Parliament tonight. Read more »

  • Cotton growers welcome new regime for land access negotiations

    Thursday, 1st December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has welcomed the Queensland Government's announcement of a shake-up to the process that governs land access negotiations and disputes between landholders and resources companies. Read more »

  • Help us stop the Backpacker Tax chaos

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The Australian Senate today (30 November, 2016) rejected the compromise Backpacker Tax deal, which threatens our industry's ability to bring in the harvest in early 2017. Read more »

  • Cotton growers join regional telecommunications Coalition to end data drought

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Australia’s cotton growers have joined a chorus of farming, regional and telecommunications groups calling for quality, reliable and affordable telecommunications services to be made available to all users in the bush. Read more »

  • Backpacker Tax requires political leadership, not political games: cotton industry

    Wednesday, 30th November 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Australia’s cotton growers are gutted that the Australian Senate has today rejected the compromise Backpacker Tax deal. Cotton Australia General Manager Michael Murray says Australian farmers have been waiting 18 months for legislators to reach a sensible conclusion to the issue working holiday-maker taxation. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 30 November 2016

    Tuesday, 29th November 2016 // Breaking News // Comments (0)

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  • Environmental management in the Australian cotton industry: have your say, get a DVD

    Tuesday, 29th November 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Growers are invited to participate in a study to explore the influence of farmers’ belief-based factors such as attitude, social norm, and perceived behavioural control on the intention to adopt Environmental Management Accounting (EMA) practices in the Australian cotton industry. The study also aims to examine the influence of the EMA practices on the environmental performance in the industry. Participating growers will be entitled to receive a DVD valued at $25. Read more »

  • Regulators briefed on transport issues in cotton

    Tuesday, 29th November 2016 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Eight staff members from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) joined Cotton Australia Regional Manager (Darling Downs) Mary O’Brien on a cotton farm to discuss issues facing the industry. The NHVR staff are part of a team working on the harmonisation of national transport guidelines. The purpose of the farm tour was to brief the NHVR on the type of machinery that the cotton industry uses, the issues we face when moving it, and give them a practical perspective on some of the regulations around movement of wide, high and heavy equipment. Read more »