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CANEGROWERS Mackay welcomes Queensland Youth Week this week (3-14 April) and celebrates the positive contribution made by young people on cane farms in the Mackay/Plane Creek community. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay has been successful for the fourth year in a row in securing funding from the Queensland Government to offer training to interested job seekers to help them obtain positions in the sugar industry. More
On International Women’s Day, CANEGROWERS Mackay is celebrating the diverse and important roles played by women on cane farms in the district. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay has described how Queensland regulations tied the hands of Mackay and Plane Creek cane farmers in trying to defend their properties and wildlife habitat in the recent bushfire disaster.
In a submission to the current enquiry by the federal Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources, CANEGROWERS Mackay said that during the bushfires in November 2018, 1016 hectares of productive cane land at an estimated direct cost of nearly $1.4 million to the industry, was devastated by fire. More...
In response to the bushfires, assistance has been activated for the area formally defined as:
“Communities within Central Queensland affected by bushfires, 22-30 November 2018”
Financial assistance is now available to residents affected by the Central Queensland Bushfires in Eungella, Dalrymple Heights, Finch Hatton, Campwin Beach, Sarina Beach, Netherdale and Crediton. If you are experiencing personal hardship, please contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or apply through the online portal at www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au. More......
An Indian government decision to help its sugar industry dump 5-million tonnes of subsidised sugar onto the world market is devastating for Australia’s sugarcane farmers. More....