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Last updated 20 May 2021.

AgForce provides responses and expert advice to a range of government inquiries and proposed legislative changes as part of ongoing advocacy work on behalf of agriculture producers in Queensland.

Below are submissions from the past two years. If you would like to see an older submission that is not listed, please contact us for more information.

2021

  • Sheep Producers of Australia. Submission to their Review of Policy Council Model. - May
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Submission to Puccinia cnici-oleracei (ex. Conyza) risk analysis (Rust fungus of flaxleaf fleabane)
  • Agriculture Ministers’ Forum. Submission on the review of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines on land transport for horses. April
  • Queensland Competition Authority. Submission on determination on electricity pricing for Regional QLD. - April
  • WorkSafe Queensland. Submission on the Review of the Electrical Safety Act 2002. -April
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Submission to Review of the Farm Management Deposit Scheme. - April
  • Queensland Parliament Economics and Governance Committee. Submission to the Debt Reduction and Savings Bill 2021. - April
  • Queensland Parliament Economics and Governance Committee. Joint submission to Inquiry into the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. - March.
  • Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Review of the National Wool Declaration (NWD) - March
  • GasFields Commission Queensland. Submission to Review of the Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 Assessment Processes. - March
  • Productivity Commission. Submission to the Draft Report of the Productivity Commission’s National Water Reform 2020 Inquiry - March

2020

  • National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee on the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy Discussion Paper
  • Productivity Commission review of the National Water Initiative
  • Queensland Valuer General on the State Valuation Service’s 2020 Annual Revaluation 
  • Chief Biosecurity Officer on the Review of the Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998
  • Natural Resources, Agricultural Industry Development and Environment Committee Inquiry into the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020
  • Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into Identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Public Release Summary on the evaluation of the new active zilpaterol hydrochloride in the product Zilmax Medicated Premix
  • National Water Reform Inquiry 2020 - August 2020
  • The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements
  • Australian Government Drought Support (National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency)
  • Negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with the European Union (to Trade Minister Birmingham)
  • Recognising the Essential Nature of the Agriculture Supply Chain under COVID
  • Cultural Heritage Act review
  • Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s Review of WoolPoll - May 2020
  • AgForce feedback on the review of Queensland’s Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998 – May 2020
  • Elanco-Bayer Merger to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) - February 2020
  • Targeted Consultation on Future Management of Lake Eyre Basin (Qld) - February 2020
  • Draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-2024 - January 2020