Australian Dairy Plan seeks applications to join taskforce on dairy industry structure and advocacy arrangements

Applications for membership of a taskforce advising on new options for dairy industry representation are being sought by partner organisations of the Australian Dairy Plan.

Industry structure and advocacy emerged as one of the priority issues during recent national consultation for the plan.
A Joint Transition Team (or JTT) is being created in response, to examine existing dairy industry organisational arrangements and recommend transformational change options to reform industry structures.

Applicants interested in joining the six to eight person JTT should be able to demonstrate experience in leadership, business, strategic transformation and the dairy supply chain. Membership will reflect diversity in gender and experience.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm AEST on Friday 23 August 2019. Further information on the application process can be found on the Australian Dairy Plan website

The JTT will report to the Australian Dairy Plan Committee, comprising the Chairs of the four partner organisations and Independent Chair John Brumby, who commented:

“The need for transformational change in dairy industry structure and advocacy was voiced as a priority issue at all recent consultation workshops for the Australian Dairy Plan across the country."

“This dedicated taskforce will enable a rapid and comprehensive review of possible options for reform by an experienced and independent group, so that its recommendations can be considered prior to the publication of our final report later this year.”

A summary of key outcomes from the Australian Dairy Plan’s National Workshop on 30-31 July 2019 in Melbourne can be accessed via

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