AgForce Queensland has a selection of primary producers who contribute to the future policy direction of the organisation and the agriculture industry.
The AgForce State Council reviewed existing policy committees in 2015 and decided to update and reinvigorate committees every two years. AgForce has also sought to prioritise policy areas to strategically target the issues most important to Queensland agriculture.
Currently AgForce committees consist of:
- Drought and climate risk management
- Telecommunications and NBN
- Water planning and regulation
- Biosecurity - including by separate working groups of Macropods, Wild Dogs and Weeds
- Vegetation Management
- Great Barrier Reef
- Resource Sector Interactions
What is required of committee members:
- Attendance at a maximum of one teleconference per month of approximately two hours duration
- Possible requirement to attend local forums and/or meetings in other areas at a maximum of one per year - costs paid for by AgForce
- Provision of input on and alternatives to policies proposed
- Demonstration of direct links and communication with stakeholders at a local level and a commitment to share information and receive feedback on policy through these networks
- Representation of the wider views of broadacre agriculture, as opposed to a personal viewpoint
- Awareness that, at times, members may be called on to speak to the media and/or provide examples that can be used to reinforce policy in the media and/or submissions
- Demonstrated interest and understanding in the subject matter
Being a committee member is an exciting opportunity to help steer the future direction of the broadacre agriculture industries in Queensland.
For further information contact AgForce Policy General Manager Lauren Hewitt on (07) 3236 3100 or email.
Members can view the list of the current committee members below by signing in.