Key Documents

Key Directions Statement

The Australian Dairy Plan partner organisations have released a Key Directions Statement which highlights the key directions and commitments for delivering transformational change and a more profitable, united and confident industry.

The statement summarises progress to date in the plan’s development and five commitments identified during the consultation phase involving over 1,500 industry representatives.

 Our commitments to transforming the dairy industry together
 1 We will reform our dairy industry structures and how we work together to
create a more cohesive dairy industry and a more influential advocacy voice.
 2 We will attract and support new entrants and investment to build industry capacity. 
 3 We will increase our effort in marketing and promotion to build greater levels
of trust with consumers and to improve the value of dairy products.
 4 We will intensify the focus on farm business management skills to
improve farm and supply chain profitability. 
 5 We will restore trust and transparency between farmers, processors and retailers
to improve supply chain profitability and better manage volatility and risks. 

These commitments will form the basis of the draft Australian Dairy Plan report due to be published at the end of November 2019. This draft report will include specific initiatives supporting the delivery of the plan and opportunities for growth. There will be further industry consultation before the final Australian Dairy Plan is realised by the end of February 2020.

Read the Key Directions Statement.

A media release  has also been distributed with further details.

Australian Dairy Situation Analysis

The Australian Dairy Situation Analysis provides an overview of key dairy industry issues and conditions across a range of metrics including farm profitability, milk production and global competitive position.

The report was produced by the Australian Dairy Plan partners (Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Farmers, Australian Dairy Products Federation and Gardiner Dairy Foundation) to help prepare farmers, processors and the wider dairy community for discussions about the future of dairy.

The report captures some of the key challenges and opportunities for dairy to get people thinking about aspects of the industry they want to discuss.

Read the full Australian Dairy Situation Analysis.

A one page snapshot of the report has also been produced.