A reduction of overall productivity at port terminals has created flow on effects for the cotton industry.
The Australian cotton industry is proud to have a workforce that is brimming with knowledge, a commitment to best practice, and a knack for innovation.
Under coronavirus, the foreign workers who would normally fill the gap are not there, exposing a serious weak link in our food and fibre supply chains.
Among the top criticisms have been a lack of answers on salt waste treatment and an an admission by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment that the project was unlikely to force "downward pressure" on Australian gas prices.
There remains a limit to the tolerance among rural voters for political point scoring and infighting - traits that have become prevalent among the Nationals in the past decade.
Would it be wise to allow more flexibility in the NSW Water Resource Plans, which have a deadline of June 30?
How does rural Australia build on the things that already make it an attractive place to live, such as affordable housing and the option to walk to work or school?