Cattle Producers Australia initiated arrangements for a roundtable meeting with various industry stakeholders as outlined in a recent media release titled: Cattle Producers Australia Progressing Reform for Industry. Following on from this Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud has offered to provide support for the roundtable meetings.

Minister Littleproud has highlighted the important role that good industry representation can play in guiding the policy and funding deliberations of the Australian Government and noted that well resourced and high performing industry bodies are in everyone’s best interest.

Minister Littleproud expects the support will assist in settling a forward pathway, mechanism and timeline for reaching agreement on a national cattle producer representative model that will satisfy the needs of cattle producers across Australia.

Following on from Minister Littleproud’s offer of support a meeting has been arranged between members of Cattle Producers Australia (CPA) and Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) and there is much excitement among our ranks that this process maybe a catalyst for effective representational reform.

Representatives from CCA and CPA met on the 16 December 2020 and have issued the Communique prepared by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment on the outcome of the Roundtable Conference.

Cattle Producers Australia in January 2019 wrote a submission to the Red Meat Advisory Council’s (RMAC) Task Force Review who were seeking advice from stakeholders within the red meat industry on proposals for a new model for the Red Meat Industry – seeking a review of the Memorandum of Understanding, levy funding arrangements, industry representation and agreed priorities. A Green Paper was written and the RMAC than sought comment on the the Green Paper and a White Paper named a Better Red Meat Future, A White Paper for the Red Meat Advisory Council was produced by the Task Force.

See the link to: The CPA Submission to the MoU Task Force Review 

CPA also responded to the Green Paper with a submission which sets out a further option for a logical strategy to underpin the future of our industry. See link to: Cattle Producers Australia – Final Red Meat MoU Review Submission 150419 which was designed to define the reform process needed to bring the red meat industry structures up-to-date for current and future industry needs.

For convenience direct link is provided for pages 11 to 19 of the 25 January, 2019 CPA pre- RMAC Red Meat MOU Review submission on Peak Industry representation and a link to the Executive Summary and Chapter 2 (Current and Prospective Red Meat Industry Organisational Needs) of the 15 April 2019 CPA Red Meat MOU Submission are attached.