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McCain is being investigated by the ACCC over contract payments to vegetable growers: 2 August 2018 - A Northern Tasmanian farmer has lashed out at McCain over contract potato pricing, as the consumer watchdog begins its investigation into the vegetable processor. The investigation by the ACCC has been welcomed by Tasmanian Senator Richard Colbeck, who has worked with growers on similar issues in the past.

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Coalition Extends TFES for Tasmanian Drought Relief Fodder Donations: 10 August 2018 - Senator Richard Colbeck - The Coalition Government has extended the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES) to include northbound donated fodder, in a move which will ease some of the hardship in drought affected areas of the mainland. “We don’t know what next summer will bring but, with this historic amendment to the TFES, mainland farmers can be sure that Tassie has their backs," Senator Colbeck...

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