QSL inquiry submission calls for grower choice

qsl29 October 2014

Close to two thirds of Australia’s cane farmers will have their incomes impacted by a sugarmiller intent on preventing them from using their own marketing company, and so needState or Federal legislation to give them competitive choices, Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Greg Beashel said today. Continue reading

Cane farmer lays down Movember challenge to sugar industry

Cane farmer Michael Hetherington challenges the sugar industry to take part in Movember.

Cane farmer Michael Hetherington challenges the sugar industry to take part in Movember.

Long-time cane farmer and moustache enthusiast, Michael Hetherington, has laid down a challenge to fellow farmers this November; to grow a moustache in support of the Movember Foundation.

Over 4 million people in 21 countries support Movember which sees men grow a moustache for the entire month of November to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

“We’ve started a Movember team called the Stubble Shavers and I encourage farmers to get involved,” says Michael.

“I’m challenging farmers from all over to start the 1st November clean shaven and to continue to grow the best Mo they can for the entire month of November.” Continue reading

Reducing Irrigation Energy Costs

Reducing IRRIGATION energy costs

Is the rising cost of electricity affecting your enterprise?
Come along to our Energy Efficiency Information Days to find out how you can reduce your irrigation costs

Bundaberg Sugar Services, Isis Productivity Limited and the “Energy Efficiency Gains for Australian Irrigators” Project team are hosting two Energy Efficiency Information Days for Bundaberg and Isis cane growers. Continue reading

QSL calls for true sugar industry competition

qsl23 October 2014 

Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chairman Mike Carroll has called for the Queensland sugar industry’s marketing arrangements to be opened to competition, stating the purpose of deregulation was to dismantle artificial monopolies and create a market dynamic, not to replace statutory marketing authorities with private monopolies. Continue reading

Have your say on biosecurity regulations

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Queenslanders can now have their say on how biosecurity is managed

Biosecurity Queensland General Manager of Strategy and Legislation Patrick Bell said proposed changes to biosecurity regulations were now open for public comment.

Biosecutiry Queensland is also hosting a range of webinars for participants keen to learn more about the proposed changes (including sugarcane). For more information, please click here.