The National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee was appointed in December 2019 to develop a labour strategy for Australian agriculture. This document outlines the committee's recommendations.
This paper has been developed using a synthesis of current key reports related to the future of Australia’s agricultural and food production system obtained through a literature review, and through a series of conversations with 26 industry leaders, scientists, and stakeholders.
This draft report assesses the progress of the Australian, State and Territory governments towards achieving the objectives and outcomes of the National Water Initiative (NWI), and provides practical advice on future directions for national water reform.
This report analysis returns across the economy from agricultural exports, comparing different pathways for value creation, such as adding attributes or further downstream processing.
The research outlined in this paper finds that Australia’s farmers are well placed to benefit from global market changes as countries and businesses around the world act on and adapt to climate change.
Stocktake of free trade, competitiveness and a global world: how trade agreements are shaping agriculture
This paper explores how Australia's agricultural export performance over the past 15 years has been inextricably linked to the proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs).
This inquiry report outlines how the Australian agriculture industry can grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030. The report considers where the prospects for rapid growth lie, and how Australian producers can ensure they are able to take full advantage of any opportunities.
COVID-19 and food security in the Pacific: considerable challenges with an opportunity to "build back better"
This paper argues that for the most part, residents of Pacific Island Countries have managed to find ways to cope with the recent disruption to food supplies by turning to traditional coping mechanisms. That strategy is likely to work in the short-term. However, it is...
Ecological awareness as an ethical obligation is conceived. A product, a prototype or a process must culminate efficiently when incorporated into a production chain; its life cycle will depend, therefore; of its use, reuse and recycling. The 3D design of the potential application of banana...
The imposition of Chinese trade barriers against Australian agricultural exports have been widely reported, but they leave a series of unanswered questions. Why is China targeting particular industries with particular instruments? What are the costs of the barriers for Australia and China? What are the...