Organic Industry Forum

Thursday 27 January at 7pm AEDT (Sydney time)

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The Australian Government is undertaking an open and broad consultation process on options to improve Australia’s domestic organics regulatory framework.

Organic Industries Australia in partnership with ORICoop and NASAA are pleased to host an online forum to provide background, answer questions, and listen to issues from organic producers, businesses, exporters, manufacturers.  This feedback can then be provided back to PWC - together with individual survey responses.

Join us for this online forum with a panel representing the diverse expertise across the organic industry.  Come with your questions, or to understand more about the importance of your engagement in the industry.  And to be more informed in your survey contribution to PWC and the Australian Government.

Any questions to the panel can be sent prior to the event -

The Panel

Mark Anderson (Facilitator) - Director of OIA and NASAA
Deep experience across the NFP sector and critically aware of the fine balance for the organic industry to grow and evolve beyond it’s history.

Tim Marshall - Chair, NASAA
NASAA is Australia’s original organic industry association and is proud to provide market and industry development, advocacy, education, policy and advice services.

Carolyn Suggate - ORICoop Director
A voice for organic producers across Australia, market development, supply chain and current barriers to growth and profitability in farming businesses across the organic sector.

Tony Webster - Managing Director, Policy Partners
Has been providing policy and governance advice to the organic industry since 2017 and has been Secretary of Organic Industries of Australia.

Greg Paynter - Organic pioneer
Highly experienced across the development and implementation of the organic standards. Involved in 1000’s of audits and auditor training - understanding the complexity and limitations of the organic industry both in Australia and internationally.

Peter Hislop Speers - Director, Organic Industries of Australia
Has been involved in the organic industries since the early 1990s, and is OIA’s representative on the Minister’s Organic Industry Advisory Group.

David McFall - COBWA representative
Broadacre farmer will provide a WA producer perspective.

Dalene Wray - Organic exporter
Managing Director of OBE Beef, a successful farmer-owned organic beef business, where she is driving change, innovation and digital adoption in the Australian beef industry. She was previously OIA’s representative on the Minister’s Organic Industry Advisory Group.