Ag en­ergy and wa­ter coun­cil re-es­tab­lish­ment

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

THE Lib­eral Na­tional Party (LNP) has an­nounced it is re-es­tab­lish­ing an Agri­cul­ture En­ergy and Wa­ter Coun­cil to im­prove col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween in­dus­try, gov­ern­ment and gov­ern­ment-owned cor­po­ra­tions (GOCs) in con­sid­er­ing en­ergy-re­lated is­sues that im­pact agri­cul­ture.

The coun­cil will con­sist of rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Queens­land Farm­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion (QFF), Canegrowers and AgForce.

QFF pres­i­dent Stu­art Ar­mitage wel­comed the LNP’s an­nounce­ment and com­mended it for will­ing­ness to work along­side in­dus­try to ad­dress un­sus­tain­able and un­jus­ti­fi­able elec­tric­ity prices.

“QFF and in­dus­try mem­bers have been very vo­cal on the need for gov­ern­ment to ad­dress spi­ralling elec­tric­ity prices and have been pro­vid­ing con­sid­ered op­tions that could im­prove the sit­u­a­tion.”

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