Crispin Hull / It is not about promises, but performance
❝To improve government performance you need more revenue which means a fairer, more efficient tax system….Resources, carbon emissions, and consumption should be taxed more. The concessions should be revised on superannuation, negative gearing, capital gains, dividend imputation and fossil fuels. Property taxes should move to annual land taxes to replace stamp duty and transport tax should move from fuel and registration to road use (when, where and how far you travel). Payroll tax should be axed, replaced by higher taxes elsewhere…❞
$4 million budget boost for Indigenous Tourism
Queensland’s vibrant Indigenous tourism sector will receive a $4 million boost in the next State Budget to grow the number of First Nations tourism experiences in Queensland ahead of the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
$1 Million Government Grant to Boost Manufacturing at Mossman Mill
A $1million grant has been awarded to CocoNutZ Australia-an agricultural bio-manufacturing platform diversifying Mossman Mill’s productivity through producing a range of condiments using local sugar cane products.
Reef targets in the Murray and Mossman River Catchments get Huge Cash Investment
A new $5.6 million project for the Mossman and Tully regions will see Terrain NRM and Mossman Agricultural Services work with Mossman cane farmers, through agricultural extension officers and agribusiness providers, to identify factors that are restricting the uptake of fertiliser by cane plants. These measures will improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef while also improving yield.
The Cane Cut / 2021 Crushing Season is about to Kick Off
On Thursday 3 June, the Mossman Mill will fire up the main boilers to conduct steaming trials in anticipation of a June 15 start to the 2021 season.
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE / The Long-Term Disaster Far Worse Than The COVID-19 Pandemic
ANDRE LEU, International Director of Regeneration International Key Points Climate change will have a far more serious long-term impact than COVID-19 By 2038, the impact…
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE / The Importance of Soil Organic Matter for Soil Fertility and the Health of the Great Barrier Reef
There is a growing movement among cane farmers and graziers to improve soil health. Soil health is a key component of regenerative agriculture which is the focus of a forum in Cairns next month.
THE CANE CUT/ Recovery for the Sugar Industry Ahead?
Today, Rabobank provides us with local and global insights on 2021 expectations for the sugar sector. A global sugar deficit of 0.3 million metric tonnes raw value (mtrv) is being projected for 2020/21 in Rabobank’s latest Global Sugar Quarterly report.
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE / The Future of Farming?
To save the planet and feed the populace means a transformational change in the way we grow food and fibre. This article looks briefly at the big picture, the challenges and local opportunities.
AGRICULTURE / A Future in the Douglas Shire?
It’s no secret that cane is struggling and that land is going out of production into hobby farms or cattle grazing. For a variety of reasons, there are few options for crop diversification for agricultural land that could be implemented, or switched to, quickly at scale. But with each additional loss of cane production, overall viability becomes more threatened.