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The Australian dairy industry is operating in a changed and challenging environment.

To navigate these challenges, farmers, processors and the broader dairy community need to work together and speak with one voice.

The Australian Dairy Plan aims to rally the industry to set a clear vision and purpose for the next five years and beyond. It will provide a blueprint for the industry to operate, which delivers to a collective strategy.

The development of the Australian Dairy Plan is being led by Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Farmers, Australian Dairy Products Federation and Gardiner Dairy Foundation, with John Brumby serving as Independent Chair.

Over 1,000 farmers, service providers, processors, retailers, investors and other key stakeholders participated in nationwide consultation from May through to July 2019. This provided an opportunity for the dairy industry to have their say on what is needed to create a more profitable, confident and united industry:

  • Profitable: Financially sustainable and profitable across the entire supply chain
  • Confident: A sense of optimism and confidence relating to future success is felt throughout the industry, including competing at a local and global level
  • United: The industry, right across the country, knows where to focus and where it needs to apply its collective efforts and voice to achieve this goal.

Terms of Reference

The Australian Dairy Plan Terms of Reference provide clarity on the purpose and scope of the Plan and how it will be developed.

Independent Chair 

Former Victorian premier John Brumby AO has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Australian Dairy Plan. Mr Brumby will bring valuable experience and an external perspective to help build consensus on key priorities for the industry. Hear from Mr Brumby (below) and read more about his appointment and bio

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