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Published 10 Feb 2016

The recently announced staff redeployments at the CSIRO have generated a flood of media headlines about government cuts to science funding, and the apparent reversal by the Australian Government of recent policy aiming to encourage innovation and productivity growth in the Australian economy. Despite the hysterical headlines, the changes that…

Published 15 Sep 2015

The growth opportunities for Australian agriculture lie in expanding resource use via the development of northern Australia, and increasing output from existing resource use through productivity growth. While these two options are perhaps equally important, agricultural productivity growth is essential in order to maintain international competitiveness irrespective of what happens…

Published 21 Jul 2015

One of the major differences between agriculture in the USA and Australia is the cultural attitudes of the respective communities. There is no other way to explain the completely different agricultural policy frameworks that exist in the two countries, reflected in both the regulations imposed on farming and in government…

Published 19 Jun 2015

On Friday 12th of June, Australian Consumer Affairs Ministers agreed to direct officials to prepare a draft national standard on egg labelling for consideration by Ministers later this year to enhance consumer confidence and certainty around egg labelling. According to the statement, Government officials will consult with affected stakeholders and prepare…
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