The Flower Association of Queensland Inc. (FAQI) is a non-profit organisation based in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. The Association aims to further the development of the commercial cut flower and foliage industry together with the many allied businesses included in this vibrant industry. FAQI employs seven staff and is spearheaded by an industry-elected Executive Committee.
Our Vision - A strong, vibrant and sustainable cut flower and foliage industry.
Our Mission - To facilitate the sharing of information, skills, experiences and resources throughout the Queensland cut flower and foliage industry.
QFF Weekly Bulletin - 11th June 2013
QFF media release - electicity prices - June 1, 2013
QUEENSLAND farmers are among those who will be stung hard by electricity price hikes announced by the Queensland Competition Authority.
The State’s peak group for intensive agriculture and irrigation, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation, said the determination on electricity prices for 2013-2014 would place a heavy burden on the State’s farmers and irrigators.
The determination imposes price hikes of up to 20% for farmers on some tariffs, and follows price hikes of up to 200% over the last five years.
QCA - Seqwater Irrigation Price Review 2013-17: Final Report
The Queensland Competition Authority was directed under Section 23 of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) Act 1997 to recommend irrigation prices to apply to certain Seqwater water supply schemes from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017.
The Authority’s Final Report, including recommended prices, has been published on the Authority’s website site: http://www.qca.org.au/water/SEQIrrigPrices/.
MEDIA RELEASE - QCA recommends new prices for SEQ irrigators
3 May 2013
Strengthening Australia's Air Cargo Supply Chain
The Australian Government is working with industry to build a more secure end to end supply chain for our air cargo exports, involving those who produce, move or uplift goods on an aircraft. A discussion paper is available from the Departments website and responses to the discussion paper need to be submitted by Sunday 28th April 2013. Read more...
Summary of the proposed changes to the Protected Plants Legislative Framework under the Nature Conservation Act 1992
The proposed changes to the current protective plants legislative framework has the potential to adversely affect businesses that rely on the appropriate management of protected plant species. Read More
Media Release - Mothers' Day - Sunday 12th May 2013
QFF media release - Momentum building on flood recovery efforts
THE Queensland Farmers Federation said that further funding for flood recovery announced today was a significant and positive step forward for the recovery effort from the Australia Day floods, which is now requiring a similar effort to rebuild farms as was the case two years ago. Read more...
Market and Industry Development project to expand consumer usage of fresh floral products
Expanding consumer usage of fresh floral products is a goal for many members of the cut flower and foliage industry, from breeders, to growers, suppliers, importers, and wholesalers, and to retail florists and floral mass marketers. Read more...
Valentine’s Day 2013 - Rose sales on the increase.
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The Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has received a country application from Taiwan to begin the importation of lilium species as cut flowers from Taiwan. The application can be seen at Biosecurity Advice 2012/22 on the DAFF website.
Click here to hear a radio interview about Flower Growers at the Sydney market who are concerned about imported flowers. It went to air on Saturday 14th April 2012.
The Australian Flower Council (AFC) is continuing with its commitment to build strong industry capacity, to make a real difference to the sustainability of the Australian cut flower, and foliage industry. Click here to read more about the AFC.
Myrtle Rust updates and information. FAQI's representative on myrtle rust is Nick Hutchinson of Cedar Hill. If you have any questions or concerns about myrtle rust, contact Nick at (07) 5442 3055 or email@example.com