Excerpt below taken from Australian Government’s ‘White Paper at a Glance’
Stronger farmers, stronger economy
Agriculture has always played an important role in the success of our nation—it touches all Australians.
The Government is committed to strengthening the sector and ensuring it remains as competitive as possible, because stronger farmers mean a stronger Australian economy.
The opportunities for the sector are enormous. We sit on the edge of the strongest growing region in the world, have a developed agriculture sector, have world-class food safety and environmental credentials, possess modern technology, have a strong economy and employ skilled labour.
The agriculture sector is well placed to prosper.
For the past 18 months the Government has listened to the challenges that farmers are facing and discussed what is required for them to be successful on the land. From this feedback we have developed the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.
The White Paper outlines the initiatives and commitments by the Australian Government for each of our five priority areas for action. It is a $4 billion investment in our farmers.
For more details on the White Paper, visit the Government’s dedicated page here.
To download the White Paper click here.