Policy Priorities
  • Click here to download a copy of our Policy Priorities for 2015-16, our public policy agenda focuses on four key policy pillars. Under each pillar, we have identified key issues to be prioritised.
Cropping & Horticulture

Working with grains industry stakeholders to develop a single representative voice for grain farmers.

Maintaining regulation of the wheat export market to ensure beneficial competition for farmers’ grain.

Maintaining effective quarantine and management of pests and plant diseases to protect horticulturalists and farmers.

Maintaining and improving access to chemical products essential for farming and horticulture.

Improving weed management across public and private land.

  • Grains
  • Horticulture
  • Agricultural Chemicals

Economics & Rural Affairs

Food and fibre to be included in the education curriculum and funding for the teaching and training of agriculture.

A clear national drought policy and measures outlined for farmers under the intergovernmental agreement.

Increased funding to overcome mobile blackspots.

Whole of government approach to policy development and delivery to encourage profitability of the farming sector.

Identification of specific inefficiencies in the road and rail system and funding directed to fix them.

Clear labelling to ensure consumer awareness and promotion of Australian product and manufacturing.

  • Business Economics & Trade
  • Rural Affairs


Reforming native vegetation laws to remove barriers to sustainable production.

Protecting land and water resources from inappropriate mining and coal seam gas development.

Advocating water planning and policy settings based on triple bottom line outcomes.

Improving planning legislation to protect farmers’ right to farm.

Delivering a fully integrated and strategic approach to weed and pest animal management.

  • Native Vegetation
  • Mining & Coal Seam Gas
  • Water
  • Land Use Planning
  • Weeds Pest Animals


Improving biosecurity awareness and preparedness.

Improved market access for export and domestic sales.

Advocating best practice regulation in animal welfare.

Improving farmers’ access to tools to prevent and treat animal disease.

Promoting integrated pest management across public and private land.

Expanding farmers’ access to cutting edge research, development and extension.

  • Cattle
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Goats
  • Oysters
  • Pork
  • Poultry Meat
  • Sheep Meats
  • Wool

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