On 27th October the Federal Agriculture Minister, Joe Ludwig, announced that his Department was reviewing the submissions made to its Issues Paper for the development of a National Food Plan. At a date yet to be specified, the Government will release a Green Paper, which ‘will outline the government’s vision and approach to food policy […]
Today (2 September 2011) the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance made its submission to the National Food Plan Consultation, being conducted by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. Our submission challenged the core assumptions and general approach which the Issues Paper reflected, with the following paragraph summarising our perspective: Basically, the main point we […]
Organisations representing over 500,000 Australians endorsed the call by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance for its inclusion in the National Food Policy Advisory Working Group.
While we welcome the intention to conduct a broad national consultation, we remain concerned at the lack of transparency in the current process with the Food Policy Advisory Group. No minutes of its two meetings have been made public, for example.
What will be our key tasks for AFSA? Your feedback is helpful The AFSA is asking supporters & colleagues to help us define our key tasks and set our orientation in these new unchartered political waters. Please take 10-20 minutes to complete the AFSA online questionnaire by clicking here.