14 May 2014
The Australian Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) have today confirmed their support for CANEGROWERS’ campaign to reduce electricity tariffs by 33% for all irrigators.
ACFA Chairman, Don Murday, said that his organisation had met with Queensland State Minister for Energy & Water Supply, Honorable Mark McArdle, and had discussed the importance of reducing electricity costs for irrigators.
“The ACFA Board have met with the Minister and confirmed to him that we are fully supportive of CANEGROWERS’ campaign,” Mr Murday said.
“In the sugar industry alone, we have seen a huge production decline in irrigation areas; we cannot allow these excessively high prices to continue to cripple irrigators like they have been.
“We are calling on the Queensland Government to back the proposal in the interests of achieving their goal of doubling agricultural production by 2040,” Mr Murday continued.
The campaign has been submitted to Premier Campbell Newman ahead of the State’s budget release on Tuesday 3rd June.
For more information, or for an interview with Don Murday, please contact Amanda Sheppard on (07) 3839 1900