Advocating for Members and the Industry
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) vision is for a thriving and trusted Australian food, beverage and grocery supply industry, delivering jobs, economic growth and helping people live well.
The industry is considered strategic, critical and essential to the Australian economy, delivering growth and employment, with certainty for employees, investors and government.
As an independent advocate for the industry, representing the consensus view of our members on key issues, we engage with Federal, State and Local governments as a trusted adviser. We seek to inform government on issues facing the industry and members needs that is evidence- and fact-based.
The AFGC has four overarching policy streams to achieve this vision and agenda with sub-issues in each key area. The three overarching areas are Competitiveness and Growth, Nutrition and Regulation and Sustainability.
It is essential to the economic and social development of Australia, and particularly rural and regional Australia, that the magnitude, significance and contribution of this industry is recognised and factored into the Government’s economic, health, industry and trade policies.
Our policy response – Sustaining Australia: Food and Grocery Manufacturing 2030.
AFGC has laid down a bold vision for the industry: to double the value to nearly $250 billion by 2030. The vision is achievable based on robust economic analysis. This report sets out key policy initiatives the sector seeks to secure.