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  • 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 »

  • Cotton Matters - 21 February, 2018

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

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  • Energy Savers program extension

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

    The Queensland Government’s Energy Savers Plus program has been extended. The program’s objective is to assist farmers to reduce energy costs by accelerating the adoption of improvements in on-farm energy use. Read more »

  • Advanced spray training course dates released

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

    Advanced Spray Training courses run by Craig Day, an experienced spray specialist from Spray Safe and Save, are being offered to NSW grain and cotton growers, farm staff, contractors and advisors, fully funded through the AgSkilled program. They consist of two parts: a one-day workshop; plus a workplace visit later that week. The course meets the requirements for NSW chemical user accreditation. Read more »

  • Spray drift campaign continues to grow

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

    As the area of crops reported to have been hit by off-target spray drift increases, Cotton Australia has continued to expand its response, and is working closely with state and federal regulators. Read more »

  • MDBP, Basin communities dead in the water following Senate vote

    Wednesday, 14th February 2018 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia is appalled the Australian Senate has tonight voted to abandon Northern Basin communities, costing them jobs and reducing river health. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia welcomes MDBA compliance committee

    Monday, 12th February 2018 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has welcomed moves by the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) to strengthen compliance measures by announcing the membership of an Independent Assurance Committee (IAC). Read more »

  • Last chance to have your say on the future of the Murray Darling Basin

    Friday, 9th February 2018 // Breaking News, Featured // Comments (0)

    The fate of the Murray Darling Basin, its people and communities, will be decided in a matter of days. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters - 7 February, 2018

    Tuesday, 6th February 2018 // Breaking News // Comments (0)

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  • Australian cotton industry’s plea to Canberra: reject the Disallowance Motion, back the MDBA

    Tuesday, 6th February 2018 // Breaking News // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has called on all parties to put politicking aside and heed the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) call to allow the Murray Darling Basin Plan time to deliver on its promise. Read more »