News & Media

Year: 2019

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Release of Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities

The Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities (Draft Guidance) has been released for public consultation.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