November 2018 Insights

Published 1 Nov 2018

Vol. 15 | No. 4 | November 2018

A new climate for drought policy development

Pete Mailler and Michael McCormack discuss drought resilience and preparedness; there is an ever-growing divide between voters on the ground and their representatives encased in the ‘Canberra bubble’; research into risk management systems in Australian agriculture; and the imbalance between consumer perceptions and the reality of farming practice and the need to create best-practice evidence-based agricultural policy for Australian farmers were the focus of the Institute’s annual Roundtable.

Published 1 Nov 2018

The imbalance between consumer perceptions and the reality of farming practice and the need to create best-practice evidence-based agricultural policy for Australian farmers were the focus of the Institute’s annual Australian Agriculture Roundtable held in October. While no ‘silver bullets’ were proffered, some clear points for further development emerged. An…

Published 1 Nov 2018

► At the National Drought Summit the Future Drought Fund was unveiled, with an initial allocation of $3.9 billion to grow to $5 billion by 2028. ► The Moss Review into live animal export regulation has identified systemic regulatory failings and recommended significant reforms. ► Two schemes that bring temporary…

Published 1 Nov 2018

The Australian Agriculture Roundtable was attended by over 160 agribusiness professionals and featured discussions on animal welfare, community trust, environmental policy, agricultural statistics and the right to farm. The Institute has been quoted in the media on a range of recent issues, including drought policy, energy price rises, the adoption…
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