- Farming businesses on transitional and obsolete tariffs remain in the dark following the release of the Queensland Competition Authority’s draft determination on 2020-201 regulated retail electricity prices for regional Queensland. Read the QFF media statement HERE.
- With construction works to reduce the dam spillway expected to begin within the next month, the government must consider the continuing geotechnical assessments and act accordingly in consultation with QFF to ensure the most viable outcome for local farmers and the community. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance is asking for farmers’ help to resolve issues around labour availability and to ensure an agricultural workforce that is well resourced, fit for purpose and responsive by completing the Agriculture and Grazing Labour Forecast Survey. Have your say HERE.
- The QFF Energy Savers team recently held a webinar discussing the move from Queensland’s transitional and obsolete tariffs to Tariff 20 and 24 with the use of farm energy case studies. Watch the webinar HERE.
- Families are looking for alternative ways to transition family businesses to younger generations during the life of their parents. But the transfer of any business assets may have taxation consequences. Read more from QFF corporate partner Holding Redlich HERE.
- QFF industry member Growcom has urged employers and job seekers alike to do their homework and put recruitment and travel plans in place early. They are encouraging growers to consider their workforce needs now, advertise jobs early, and wherever they can, post their vacancies on the Harvest Trail jobs board. More HERE.
- The ACCC is consulting with stakeholders about their experiences in relation to purchasing, servicing and repairing agricultural machinery. A survey is open to people who have purchased agricultural machinery in Australia in the last ten years. Provide your feedback HERE.
- Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Irrigation Australia has adapted to changing circumstances and will now be offering Nationally Accredited training courses via a Virtual Video Conferencing Platform. For upcoming training courses and dates, click HERE.
- Are you looking for apprentices, trainees or employees? AgFood Connect is an innovative pilot project that aims to create full-time jobs for individuals across food and agribusiness industries and supply chains. For more information, click HERE.
- The team at Farm Business Australia have partnered with Australia’s leading industry professionals to bring you a series of interactive webinars to supporting you and your family business through the COVID-19 pandemic. More information and register HERE.
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