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Melbourne—3 & 4 December 2017


Venue: Holiday Inn, Melbourne Airport

Session 1 ATMAC grant
Influencing stakeholders
Industry discussion of Export Orders review
Session 2 Deloitte presentation on review of export orders regulations
DAWR presentation on promoting organic
Session 3 Dinner speaker—Veronica Papacosta, Seafood Industry Australia
Representation and leadership
Session 4 Issues from the Consultation Paper


  • It was agreed that the AOIWG will meet again in Canberra in February with a view to taking a decision to establish a new peak body by 30 June 2018.
  • In conjunction with the February meeting, an organic industry showcase will be held at Parliament House. The date is to be confirmed, but likely 14 February.
  • An Executive Committee and several sub-committees were formed, and nominations were called, to deal with the business of the AOIWG. Policy Partners will provide executive support to the committees and project management.
  • Draft Vision: Provide an authoritative voice that represents and enhances the fortunes of all Australian organic operators. Resolves conflicts to present a unified voice.
  • Draft Mission: Improving the competitiveness of organic operators through effective advocacy and industry development. Lobbying, producer and consumer education, marketing and promotion, better R&D, networking opportunities, collaboration across supply chains.
  • Draft statement of core values: Effective collaboration; supportive and inclusive; integrity; transparency; respectful of peers and industry; persistent and disciplined; creative—lateral views / solutions


Media release​ Workshop slides 


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