GrainGrowers takes an active role in representing its members on the national and international stage.
We regularly make submissions to high level enquries to ensure grain producers get the best outcome possible.
INQUIRY INTO FTA ACCESS BY SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
GrainGrowers encourages the Government to support preferential trade agreements with capacity building initiatives that create opportunities and capture values for Australian grain exports. Preferential trade agreements must deliver market access improvements and meaningful provisions for addressing non-tariff barriers to trade.
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GRAIN TRADE AUSTRALIA 2018/19 STANDARDS REVIEW - SECOND ROUND SUBMISSIOn
GrainGrowers outlines improvements required to the GTA Standards. Key issues discussed by GrainGrowers include: (1) standards database and statement of standards; (2) snail tolerance in barley; (3) feed barley name change; (4) nil contaminants; (5) moisture tolerance in Tasmania; (6) manual vacuum sampling; and (7) defective tolerance in faba beans.
SUBMISSION TO PHASE 3 OF THE GENE TECHNOLOGY SCHEME REVIEW
GrainGrowers supports the need for the National Gene Technology Scheme, however for continuation and improvement in its operation, national consistency is essential and must exist between all state and territory Acts and the federal Gene Technology Act.
SUBMISSION to pulse australia standard review: defective tolerances in faba beans
GrainGrowers outlines that the current faba bean receival standards unfairly penalise farmers. We recommend that Pulse Australia amend the Defective Tolerances applied to No.1 Domestic faba beans to be more consistent with the other faba bean standards.
Submission to Treasury - Australian Consumer Law Review
Submission to TPP-11 JSCOT Inquiry
GrainGrowers welcomed the current Joint Standing Committee on Treaties inquiry into the TPP-11 agreement, saying that the TPP-11 was a positive step and will help boost prices for Australian grain growers. GrainGrowers Trade and Economics Manager, Luke Mathews, said that the overwhelming benefits of the TPP-11 for the Australian grains industry meant that its ratification by the Australian parliament would be warmly welcomed by the industry.
GrainGrowers’ submission to the GTA Standards Committee – 2018/19 Standards
GrainGrowers welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Grain Trade Australia (GTA) 2018/19 Standards. GrainGrowers recognises the need for Trading Standards reflect the requirements of domestic and export markets, and as such does not oppose the proposal to
GrainGrowers’ submission regarding the GTA Technical Guideline Document on Sampling
GrainGrowers welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the GTA Technical Guidelines Document (TGD) on Sampling. GrainGrowers members have reported a significant variation in grain sample discrepancies across many receival sites in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons. In particular, there is reported to be significant discrepancy in samples collected by (primarily manual) vacuum sampling probes. Unrepresentative sampling imposes significant financial costs on grain growers and the has negative impacts on the broader Australian grain supply chain. GrainGrowers has recommended a number of actions be taken by Grain Trade Australia to ensure that representative samples are collected at grower receival sites.
GrainGrowers’ submission to the Draft Plant Export Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2017-18
GrainGrowers encourages the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to ensure the efficiency of its internal operations, given any charges imposed on industry directly impact the international competitiveness of Australian grain exports. GrainGrowers reiterates the cost structure should minimise costs to the Australian grains industry while fostering competition and encouraging new entrants with innovative business models.
GrainGrowers’ submission on the APVMA’s proposed approach to spray drift management
GrainGrowers supports the need for reasonable buffer zones, clearer label instructions and the use of spray drift reducing technologies and tools but encourages the APVMA to review its modelling and deposition curves when determining buffer zones to address industry concerns.
GrainGrowers response to the Discussion Paper on the GRDC 2018-2023 Research, Development and Extension Plan
GrainGrowers supports enduring profitability as the key driver of the GRDC strategic plan, and the associated investment in the five identified priority areas - yield, price, on-farm and post farm-gate cost and risk. With close to $1 billion to be invested in grains RD&E through the GRDC over the next five years, growers require the plan to include clear measures to benchmark, track and publicly report on progress to all levy payers.
GrainGrowers submission on proposed amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations 2001
GrainGrowers seeks a subcategory of regulations for plant breeding that exclude certain new technologies from regulation, based on the outcomes they would produce, to enable plant breeding sciences to advance quickly.
GRAINGROWERS RESPONSE TO THE WHEAT PORTS CODE REVIEW ISSUES PAPER
GrainGrowers believes that the Port Terminal Access Code (the Code) is necessary to support fair and transparent access to port terminal services and should be retained. It must continue to be a mandatory code.
GRAINGROWERS response to the nhvr issues paper
GRAINGROWERS Submission to the House of Representatives Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION TO THE REVIEW OF THE GENE TECHNOLOGY SCHEME
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION TO THE INQUIRY INTO NATIONAL FREIGHT AND SUPPLY CHAIN PRIORITIES
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION ON THE INDEPENDENT PRICING OF HEAVY VEHICLES DISCUSSION PAPER
GRAINGROWERS CALLS FOR IMPROVED ACCESS FOR FEED GRAINS INTO INDONESIA
GRAINGROWERS REPORT REGARDING THE INDONESIAN MARKET FOR AUSTRALIAN GRAINS
GRAINGROWERS RESPONSE TO THE STATEMENT OF ISSUES RE: AGT PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF INTERGRAIN
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL BROADBAND NETWORK (NBN)
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION ON 2017/18 GTA TRADING STANDARDS REVIEW
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION INTO THE OPERATION, EFFECTIVENESS, AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE PUBLIC GOVERNANCE, PERFORMANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY (LOCATION OF CORPORATE COMMONWEALTH ENTITIES) ORDER 2016
GRAINGROWERS LETTER TO THE ACCC ON THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF INTERGRAIN PTY LTD BY AUSTRALIAN GRAIN TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD (AGT)
GRAINGROWERS INQUIRY INTO THE EUROPEAN UNION FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE SCOPING STUDY
GRAINGROWERS INQUIRY INTO THE GROWTH POTENTIAL IN AUSTRALIA'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH INDONESIA
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION TO THE OFFICE OF THE GENE TECHNOLOGY REGULATOR IN RESPONSE TO THE DICUSSION PAPER: OPTION FOR REGULATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES
GRAINGROWERS RESPONSE TO THE TRADE ADVICE NOTICE & THE APPROVED PERMIT FROM APVMA FOR USE OF GLYPHOSATE ON FEED BARLEY PRE-HARVEST
OPENING STATEMENT TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TREATIES (JSCOT) INQUIRY INTO THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION TO THE ASIC REVIEW OF THE CURRENT EXEMPTION TO MANAGED INVESTMENT SCHEMES (INTERESTS NOT FOR MONEY), WHICH INCLUDE GRAIN POOLS
GRAINGROWERS SUBMISSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WORKING HOLIDAY MAKER VISA (BACKPACKER TAX) REVIEW
SECOND SUBMISSION TO INFORM PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION'S INQUIRY INTO REGULATION IN AGRICULTURE
SUBMISSION TO INFORM THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT IN REGARDS TO IMPENDING NEW HAZARD LABELLING REGULATIONS
SUBMISSION TO GRAIN TRADE AUSTRALIA IN RESPONSE TO A SECOND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ON GRAIN TRADING STANDARDS FOR THE 2016/17 HARVEST
SUBMISSION TO RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT LEGISLATION COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO THE PRIMARY INDUSTRIES LEVIES AND CHARGES COLLECTION AMENDMENT BILL 2016
SUBMISSION TO JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TREATIES INQUIRY TO THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP
Read our submission to the Australian Parliament's Joint Standing Committee on Treaties Inquiry to the Trans Pacific Partnership on the potential implications / benefits for Australia's grains industy if the TPP is to be ratified.
SUBMISSION TO THE PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION'S INQUIRY INTO REGULATION IN AGRICULTURE
Read our submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Regulation in Agriculture
SUBMISSION TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE OrN FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE INQUIRY
Read our submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into the 'The Role of Development Partnerships in Agriculture and Agribusiness in Promoting Prosperity, Reducing Poverty and Enhancing Stability in the Indo-Pacific Region'
SUBMISSION: CHANGES TO FARM MANAGEMENT DEPOSIT SCHEME DRAFT LEGISLATION, AS PER AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS WHITE PAPER
Read our submission in response to the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper's proposed changes to the Farm Management Deposit Scheme.
SUBMISSION TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
Read our submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture Inquiry into 'The role of technology in increasing agricultural productivity in Australia'
SUBMISSION TO THE SENATE FOREIGN, DEFENCE AND TRADE REFERENCES COMMITTEE
Read our submission to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee Inquiry into the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS and trade
Read our submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to inform the renewed dialogue between Australia and India with regard to an Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.
SUBMISSION TO THE Department of agriculture cost recovery task force
Read our submission in responce to the Cost Recovery Implementation Plan (CRIS) – Consultation Draft, Plant Export Certification.
SUBMISSION TO THE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON TREATIES INQUIRY TO Chafta
GrainGrowers has reiterated their support for the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), through a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties inquiry to ChAFTA. Read the submission.
SUBMISSION TO AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT REGIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS REVIEW
Read our submission in response to the Australian Government Regional Telecommunications Review.
SUBMISSION IN RESPONSE TO THE TAX DISCUSSION PAPER
Read our submission in response to the Re:Think, tax discussion paper, which was released by the Federal Government on 30th March, 2015.
FEEDBACK ON AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT OPTIONS FOR STRENGTHENING AUSTRALIA'S FOREIGN INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK
Read our submission on feedback to the Australian Government options paper for Strengthening Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework.
port terminal access (bulk wheat) code of conduct submission
Read our submission in response to seeking exemption from provisions of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct – GrainCorp Operations Limited and Emerald Logistics Pty Ltd.
SUBMISSION IN RESPONSE TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMPETITIVENESS GREEN PAPER
Read our submission in response to the Green paper of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper process..
RESPONSE INTO R&D LEVIES IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR
Read our submission about the inquiry into R&D levies in the agricultural sector.
INQUIRY INTO THE RURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2014
Read our submission about the inquiry in relation to grains research and development.
MANDATORY CODE OF CONDUCT PORT TERMINAL ACCESS (BULK WHEAT) REGULATION
Read our submission about the mandatory code of conduct on port access in a deregulated wheat industry.
Grain export supply chain
This submisstion is to the Senate review of Grain export networks, including the on and off farm storage, handling and export of Australian grain. Read the submission
Competition Policy Review
This submission is to the Government review of competition policy including the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA). Read the Submission.
Agricultural Competitiveness Issues Paper
GrainGrowers comment on the Federal Government’s Issues Paper as part of the process to develop a White Paper on the Competitiveness of the Agriculture Sector. Read the submission.
Wheat export quality management Assessment
GrainGrowers has provided the Wheat Industry AdvosryTaskforce with feedback to guide their assessment of wheat export quality management processes in Australia. Read our submission here.
GRDC Transition - discussion paper
Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce - Stocks Information
GrainGrowers' submission made to the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce asks the Government to reinstate funding for ABS Stocks data and provides a recommendation for funds held in the Wheat Industry Special Account.
TEST WEIGHT INCREASE
Our most recent submission was to Grain Trade Australia regarding the proposed test weight increase at the 2013 harvest. You can read Dr Michael Southan's submission on behalf of GrainGrowers here.
Australian Farm Institute Research Agenda
Read our submission here.
AUSTRALIA IN THE ASIAN CENTURY
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia asked GrainGrowers to contribute to the development of country strategies for Japan, China, Indonesia, India and South Korea, as mandated by the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper. Read it here.
datory code of conduct on port access in a deregulated wheat industry