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Policy & Trends

Why Queensland is feasting on food R&D

With multiple food “incubators” offering state-of-the art facilities, the state’s small-to-medium enterprises are reaping the benefits.

How Queensland’s food manufacturers are moving forward in technological leaps and bounds

Queensland: perfect one day, extreme weather the next. Yet the state’s food manufacturers are proving not only resilient to the worst climatic conditions but tech savvy, with a raft of world-beating innovations.

Support for Farmers in Times of Drought

May 6, 2019 Policy & Trends

Drought, floods and fire are crippling our regional farming communities. Without action, at least 14% of our nations export industry as well as children’s understanding of ‘I love a sunburnt country’ is being compromised. Across the country organisations are finding new ways to drum up support for our struggling farmers.  A recent example was seen […]

Setting The Scene for Jobs and Growth

Jun 6, 2016 Policy & Trends

This article is written by Food & Beverage Industry News. With the Federal Election fast approaching, the phrase ‘Jobs and Growth’ is something we have been hearing a lot lately. Which party can best sell its program for economic growth before July 2 is yet to be decided, but whatever the result those from Queensland’s […]

What does the 2016 Budget Mean for the Manufacturing Industry?

May 16, 2016 Policy & Trends

The Australian Government’s budget announcement for 2016 has positive consequences, specifically for small businesses in Australia, including many of the food manufacturing companies within the industry. Most notable are two key announcements: Firstly: the decision to extend the $20, 000 instant asset write-off scheme to businesses with a turnover of up to $10 million. Previously […]

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