Our Implementation Committee
The Implementation Committee (IC) was established in 2015 after the then Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, supported the request from industry organisations that all grass-fed cattle producers who pay levies should have the opportunity to vote and have their say on industry matters affecting them. It was determined that their vision could not be achieved through existing entities and were therefore committed to establishing a new independent, successful and effective leadership organisation. See link to link to background, facts and journey.
Since 2013, there have been two senate inquiries involving the cattle industry, the first investigated the industry structures and systems governing producer levies and the second examined the effect of market consolidation on the red-meat-marketing sector. Both inquiries supported industry reform. Above all, the recommendations strongly supported the formation of a new transparent and accountable producer-owned body as the sector’s Peak Industry Council.
A report released in 2014 by the Australian Farm Institute, “Opportunities to Improve the Effectiveness of Australian Farmers Advocacy Groups” stated that the Australian farming sector is considered among the least organised in the world and has very few examples of successful collective action. CPA has established a constitution that enables the required change and enables grass-fed cattle producers to control their levies and their future.