News Archive 2016

  • 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 »

  • Cotton Australia joins Coalition to end the data drought: we need your help

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

    Cotton Australia has joined the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) to end the data drought and champion better communications services for consumers and small businesses living in rural, remote or regional areas. Cotton Australia is also seeking input from growers interested in participating in case studies to demonstrate telecommunications problem areas for cotton farmers and their communities. Read more »

  • Northern Basin Review announcement fails communities: time to have your say at public consultation

    Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    A coalition of a dozen industry and community groups - including Cotton Australia - has rejected proposed changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying the proposal to reduce the water recovery target from 390 GL to 320 GL in the north would still take too much water from production and hurt communities as a result. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 16 November 2016

    Tuesday, 15th November 2016 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • ACCC: unfair contract terms, Cotton Australia on important ag committee

    Tuesday, 15th November 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    New laws aimed at protecting small businesses from unfair contracts come into effect on November 12, 2016. According to the regulator - the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - there are approximately 123,000 agricultural businesses, including farm businesses, in Australia. The majority of these are small or family owned businesses. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia briefs key political leaders in Canberra

    Tuesday, 15th November 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia recently met with key federal politicians and their advisers in Canberra, discussing issues of importance to agriculture and the cotton industry. Read more »

  • Cotton welcomes Bill Byrne MP back to Queensland agriculture portfolio

    Monday, 14th November 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Queensland cotton growers have congratulated Bill Byrne MP on his reappointment as the state’s Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries. Read more »

  • Backpacker Tax requires swift resolution, not politics: cotton industry

    Friday, 11th November 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has joined the throng of agriculture and tourism groups calling on legislators to quickly resolve the drawn-out saga of the Backpacker Tax. Read more »