Australian Dairy Industry Council

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) is the peak national representative body of the Australian dairy industry.

Representing the interests of Australian dairy’s whole value chain through its two constituent bodies, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) and the Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF), the partnership is a unique to Australian agriculture and provides a strong, unified approach to industry and government advocacy.

The ADIC’s 2021-22 highlights include

  • Providing a response to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee’s (AHPPC) Permissions and Restrictions for Essential Workers – Interim Guidance draft consultation paper.
  • We requested improvement to the Malaysia – Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA), seeking greater clarity around quota administration and assurance on halal certification was requested to optimise trading arrangements between Australia and Malaysia.
  • We advocated strongly to include dairy in the upcoming Australia-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (AI-CECA), and for Australian dairy to be included in the interim agreement of AI-CECA, which was signed by Dan Tehan, former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry.
  • We made a submission to the development of the United Arab Emirates-Australia and Gulf Cooperation Council-Australia Free Trade Agreements
  • We contributed to the review of standards and certifications of organic products, which noted that the cost and time of the audits required to access export markets is the number one issue for organic dairy farms and suppliers, and processors are required to undertake additional on-farm organic audits for markets which don’t recognise current Australian arrangements.
  • We celebrated 10 years of the Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework with our industry partners ADPF and DA, releasing Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework – Celebrating 10 years – highlights from the journey to recognise the industry’s sustainability achievements since the framework was released in 2012.

Read more in the ADF Annual Review 2021-22.

For more information about the ADIC, click here.

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