As you will have read and heard in the media, the Federal Government have reached an agreement with Senator David Pocock to allow the passage through Parliament of The Fairwork Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022, which is expected to be passed through Parliament this week.

Our National Body, Ausveg, has been keeping a close on this, and their comments can be read here.

In addition to this issue, Ausveg has also partnered with all State members, including vegetablesWA to formulate a White Paper Submission in response to the Jobs and Skill Summit held in Canberra earlier this year. The full report can be read here.

For our Carnarvon growers, this is a reminder that our grower Sundowner is being held Friday night from 5 pm – 7.30 pm. All growers are welcome to come along and discuss local issues that are impacting your business.

Keep an eye out for the next edition of the Grower magazine and a member survey we are asking all members to spend 2-3 minutes to complete and return. Your feedback will assist vegetablesWA in improving its communications with members.

Don’t forget, you can call me anytime on 0409 448 108 to discuss any issues or ideas you have, and there is a feedback link on our ‘contact’ web page where you can e-mail me directly with any comments you wish to make. Click here to access the form.