News Archive 2016

  • Cotton Matters 14 December 2016

    Tuesday, 13th December 2016 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Northern Basin community members say ‘enough is enough’

    Tuesday, 13th December 2016 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    More than 450 community members attended the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Northern Basin Review consultation sessions in November and December. The Authority is now calling for written submissions. Read more »

  • Mobile Blackspot Program: round 2 funding released

    Tuesday, 13th December 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    On December 1, the Australian Government announced 266 new or upgraded mobile base stations funded under round 2 of the Mobile Blackspot Program. New towers have been funded for St George (Bundoran Road, Telstra), between St George and Dirranbandi on the Castlereagh Highway (Optus), Mt Tyson (Darling Downs, Telstra) and ‘The Homestead’ (between Hay and Narrandera, Optus). Read more »

  • 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 »