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Australian food and grocery exports drive growth, inject $38.3b into national economy

Exports are driving growth in the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing sector, with latest figures from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) showing they are worth $38.3 billion to the economy. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said despite tough domestic and global economic conditions, Australian food and grocery […]

Food export deregulation will cut red tape, end paper shuffling

Proposed deregulation reforms by the Morrison Government to make exporting Australian food products simpler and more streamlined have been welcomed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The reforms, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison overnight, would put an end to “paper shuffling”, with a move towards […]

Food and Grocery Manufacturing economic snapshot 2018-19

Food and grocery manufactoring in south east queensland Delivering $7.68 billion economic boost FOOD and grocery manufacturing is establishing itself as a key growth industry in South East Queensland, generating $7.68 billion in annual turnover and $915 million in wages across the federal electorates of McPherson, Bonner, Griffith, […]

Health Star Rating review strikes the right balance

Reform of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system will provide industry and consumers with clarity and establish an improved system into the future, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). Today the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year […]

AUSTRALIAN FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURERS BACK TRADE ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has today welcomed the federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report recommendations to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Released yesterday, the report recommends that the Parliament moves to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement […]

Food and Grocery Manufacturing Northern Victorian Economic Powerhouse

NORTHERN Victoria has emerged as a food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse, generating $9.23 billion in output per year and employing 14,221 Victorians, according to new research released today by the Australian Food and Grocery Council. Northern Victorian food and grocery processing is now the second largest contributor in […]

AFGC WELCOMES MOVES TO REDUCE GAS PRICES

The Australian Food and Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will introduce a range of measures aimed at reducing gas prices, following their discussions with Centre Alliance. AFGC CEO, Tanya Barden, said “Many food and grocery manufacturers, particularly in the meat, baked goods, dairy, confectionary and […]

Release of Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities

The Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities (Draft Guidance) has been released for public consultation.

CLIMATE POLICY NEEDS FLEXIBILITY AND STAGED TRANSITION

The Australian Food and Grocery Council said that the climate policy announced today by the Federal Opposition will need careful consideration and an effective transition to ensure the policy objectives are met while enabling businesses to adjust. AFGC CEO Ms Tanya Barden said that the $132 billion food […]

AFGC SUMMARY OF THE 2019 BUDGET

The Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP tonight handed down a Budget for 2019-20 delivering a surplus of $7.1 billion whilst proposing lower taxes and increased funding for essential services. The Budget relies on investing in a strong economy and controlled government spending to deliver the outcomes.