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Mackay Canegrowers Limited (MCL) trading as CANEGROWERS Mackay is an integral part of the CANEGROWERS organisation, the peak body representing Australia's sugarcane growers in Queensland and New South Wales. MCL provides services, representation and support to the majority of cane growers across the Mackay and Plane Creek regions on a wide range of issues including advocacy, marketing, water and electricity, workplace health & safety, transport, environment and best management practice, training and business management.
by Chairman Kevin Borg
Sugarcane growers will feel angry and disappointed at the passing of the Reef Bill into law last week without amendment, despite the best efforts of the agricultural sector to have it rejected.
In recent weeks we have witnessed a public debate on the accuracy of reef science and the real condition of the Great Barrier Reef. Increased regulation of agriculture is seen by activists and government to be the panacea for threats to the Reef – but is it? Prof. Peter Ridd has called for an independent science panel to remove any ambiguity in published science. More
CANEGROWERS is among a number of commodity representative organisations in Queensland who are currently appealing to the community, saying the voices of regional Queensland are not being heard by the State Government. More
The State Government is patting itself on the back for giving farmers and businesses an extra year to move to standard electricity tariffs. However, CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman Kevin Borg argues in this week's Rural Weekly that this is just "kicking the can down the road" without a reduction in electricity prices for irrigators. More
In the Rural Weekly this week, Chairman Kevin Borg urges every cane grower and farmer in Queensland to sign the Reef Bill petition (farmers.org.au/campaign/rejecttheregs/). More
Weekly update on activities CANEGROWERS Queensland is undertaking on behalf of its members. To view the update, go to the Members Tab.