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National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Master Code

National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has approved and released a Master Code document relating to the new Chain of Responsibility (CoR) regulations developed by the Australian Trucking Association and Australian Logistics Council. This Master Code document was developed to assist people who have a duty of care under the CoR.

Within the document it provides guidance on who is a party to the CoR, safety duties, the risk management process, roles and responsibilities and some specific information relating to speeding, fatigue management, and mass, dimension and loading.

If any grower ​would like a copy of the document ​Bundaberg CANEGROWERS' office on 4151 2555 or download it here.


​Report from Dr Peter Ridd

Institute for Policy Science Quality Control: Application to Great Barrier Reef Science.

Dr Peter Ridd
Independent Scientist
34 Mango Avenue, Mundingburra, Townsville
peterridd@yahoo.com.au

Executive Summary

The Problem: Some of the science upon which governments base expensive decisions is not as reliable as it needs to be. This problem is particularly acute for the science of the Great Barrier Reef where it is likely that some of the funds to save the reef will not be spent on the most urgent environmental problems. It is also possible that some legislation that is based on questionable science will result in little environmental benefit but will cause significant costs to industry.

The Solution:

Set aside 1% of the recently announced $500 million “Reef Rescue” funds to set up an “Institute of Policy Science Quality Control” that would do truly independent checks on GBR Science.

Allocate 5% of the $2 billion per year funding for the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council to checking, testing, and replicating “Policy-Science”

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Projects and Events

Smartcane BMP

The “Smartcane BMP” Program is an opportunity for sugarcane growers throughout the state to showcase their farming practices. Smartcane BMP Facilitators in your local CANEGROWERS office are available to assist growers to register on the Smartcane BMP website and to complete assessment questionnaires about various aspects of their farming practices. Growers who have registered on Smartcane BMP and completed the assessments are invited to seek assistance from their local facilitator to achieve Smartcane BMP accreditation. Facilitated training and assistance sessions are held at CANEGROWERS office each Thursday morning. For further details on the Smartcane BMP Program click here.

Insurance

CANEGROWERS Insurance Scheme  - owned by growers, working for growers, was commenced in 2012 to look after our members’ insurance needs. Wide Bay Authorised Representative ​Ray Goodwin has extensive experience in looking after the insurance needs of the rural sector and has assisted many of our members to ensure that their insurance cover is tailored to their requirements. Ray provides a personalised on-farm service to growers, primarily servicing CGU’s Canepol insurance policies. He also has access to a broad range of other insurance products and alternative underwriters so that appropriate insurance cover can be obtained for all aspects of members’ businesses at the best price.

To contact Ray to discuss your insurance needs call 4151 2555 or on mobile on 0418 891 783.

Bundaberg CANEGROWERS Ltd

Our Mission is to provide representation, leadership and services and promote unity in the interest of growers.

Our Goals are to provide an effective and efficient service through a focus on growers' key concerns within a changing environment. To maximise grower and industry proceeds by marketing current and future sugar production through a structure that is transparent and accountable to the industry. To ensure that industry growth is managed and market driven within a sustainable sugar industry. To ensure environmentally and financially sustainable production through managing and coordinating inputs and resources.

Our Vision is to ensure a secure and profitable future for Bundaberg cane growers.