• Hannah Phillips

New Voices to Advise on Ag Policy

Last week Minster for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud announced 11 new members appointed to the Agricultural Industry Advisory Council (AIAC), on terms ending 31 May 2020.

The AIAC advises government on issues affecting agricultural, fishing, forestry and water sectors.

The Council is composed of leading professionals from a range of agricultural industries.

The 11 new members will be appointed to the Advisory Council (AIAC) on terms ending 31 May 2020.

“I’m pleased to welcome the new AIAC members, each of whom are experienced and influential industry leaders with collective expertise in rural finance, agribusiness, irrigation, horticulture, grains, wine, beef, wool, dairy, fisheries and forestry,” Minister Littleproud said.

“I have never professed to be the font of all knowledge and we need effective policies informed by a cross section of views.

The AIAC provides the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources with information, advice and recommendations from a cross-section of industries and stakeholders on contemporary issues affecting Australia’s agricultural, fishing, forestry and water sectors.

It was established in early 2014 as a ministerial advisory council to address a 2013 election commitment to enhance consultations with people in the agriculture sector.

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