Food industry and trade

Strategy

14 Jul 2017

Food and agribusiness markets are evolving rapidly. A rising global demand for food must be met despite harsher and less predictable farming conditions; supply chains are more globally connected than ever before despite increasing geopolitical instability; and technology advances are disrupting...

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Report

04 Jul 2017

The Independent Brewers Association (IBA) has engaged Essential Economics Pty Ltd to prepare a national economic evaluation of the sector.

The IBA is a national body, which represents the Australian independent brewing industry. An Independent Brewer produces less than 40 million litres...

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Report

22 Jun 2017

On 21 March 2017 the Senate referred the followed matters to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee (committee) for inquiry and report by 22 June 2017:

The biosecurity risks associated with the importation of seafood and seafood products (including uncooked...

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Research report

05 Jun 2017

Overview

In recent years, ABARES has undertaken research programs that focus on two key economic aspects of Australia's food exports: world food demand to 2050 and implications for Australia’s food exports; and the efficiency of Australia’s infrastructure and food export...

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Research report

28 Mar 2017

Farm businesses are subject to a vast and complex array of regulations. Regulations are in place at every stage of the supply chain — from land acquisition to marketing — and are applied by all levels of government. The number and complexity of regulations affecting farm  businesses means that...

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Research report

07 Mar 2017

Changes are needed to improve transparency and competitiveness in Australia’s cattle and beef markets, with an ACCC study highlighting shortcomings in price reporting, a lack of trust in the carcass grading system, and concerns about anti-competitive conduct affecting competition in cattle and...

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Guide

07 Mar 2017

This quick guide provides an overview of Kosher food certification in Australia. It complements the quick guide on Halal certification.

Kashrut is a body of Jewish law that prescribes what foods can and cannot be eaten, and how they must be prepared and eaten. Kosher foods are those that...

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Briefing paper

23 Feb 2017

Section 156 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act) provides that the Commission must conduct a four yearly review of modern awards (the Review). The Commission’s task in the Review is to decide whether a particular modern award achieves the modern awards objective. If it does not then it is to...

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Technical report

08 Feb 2017

The attached Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Technical Report, Environmental Research in Macquarie Harbour- Interim Synopsis of Benthic and Water Column Conditions January 2017, was prepared by Dr Ross and Associate Professor MacLeod at the EPA Director’s request in...

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Journal article

12 Sep 2016

Industry-sponsored nutrition research, like that of research sponsored by the tobacco, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries, almost invariably produces results that confirm the benefits or lack of harm of the sponsor’s products, even when independently sponsored research comes to opposite...

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Discussion paper

23 Aug 2016

The purpose of this document is to specify the standards for the operation of the electronic tag based NLIS (Sheep & Goats) system in Victoria. These standards apply to all sheep and goats born on or after the commencement date (1 January 2017) that move after this date from or onto a...

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Video lecture/presentation

01 Mar 2016

In his opening address to the ABARES Outlook 2016 Conference, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, outlines a report card on what has been done, and a plan for the future in relation to Australia's agricultural sector.

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Report

01 Mar 2016

Strategic investment in infrastructure will support the growth of WA’s agriculture food and fibre sectors, enable the creation of new jobs, as well as improve income and prospects for businesses and communities in regional WA.

Context

Increased global demand for agricultural...

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Research report

30 Sep 2015

The SA Co-innovation Cluster Program, focused on premium food and wine from a clean environment, is a regional development initiative to support regional agriculture and food and wine businesses to become more collaborative, productive and globally competitive – thereby boosting economic growth...

Conference paper

04 Dec 2014

The average Australian expenditure on fresh fruits and vegetables is only about 0.1% per week of total food and non-alcoholic beverage expenditure. This has a current challenge towards a long-term sustainability of the organic farms and organisation. The aim of this paper is to segment the...

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Research report

30 Sep 2014

This report is the sixth in the series. It consists of an extensive set of historical and updated data which collectively describes the broader food and beverage, grocery manufacturing and fresh produce sectors, as well as the important contribution they make to the Australian economy.

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Research report

01 Sep 2014

Sustainability and its attainment is one of the most important challenges of our time. Ever since the Brundtland Report popularised the concept of sustainable development, communities around the globe have been confronting how to balance the needs of humanity for consumption of resources with...

Research report

15 Mar 2014

Opportunity is growing for South Australia to cater for China’s desire for quality food and wine, unique and pristine tour destinations, and quality education resources – and, importantly, promote it to the Chinese leaders of tomorrow. However, there are significant impediments to these...

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Discussion paper

26 Sep 2013

This report is intended to assist people making a submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into the import of processed tomato products.

About the inquiry

On 21 June 2013, the Australian Government asked the Commission to inquire into whether safeguard...

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Working paper

16 Nov 2012

The technology currently available to beef producers of remote Australia can play a numbers of roles in the management of cattle properties. Of the 60 technology products listed here, 33 are currently available for use by beef producers. Unfortunately, the authors were not able to explore the...

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