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Industry News & Member Updates

 

Check here for the latest Australian Organic industry news & member updates.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Industry updates, Agricultural Resources & Outbreak Information

Click the link below to see a collection of resources in relation to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, including industry and member updates, agricultural resources, emergency contact information and links to Government and health resources.

Bushfire Crisis Updates

Organic industry updates regarding the recent bushfire crisis.

Australian Organic: Fire retardant chemicals and organic certification – Bushfire Updates

Fire-fighting efforts for the recent bushfires are facilitated by the use of fire retardant chemicals. If you think your organic property has been affected, please read our General Guidance for more information.

Bushfire Appeals

There are several ways that you can lend your support to those affected by the bushfires, including donating to charities, foundations, fire services and volunteers.

Bushfire Emergencies: Agricultural Resources

Farming communities have been hit hard by the recent bushfires. 

See link below for a list of agricultural resources for those affected by the recent bushfire emergencies.

Australian Organic: Fire Crisis Update

Advice to certified organic operators surrounding the requirements for certification alongside information regarding available allowances & derogations during the bushfire crisis.

Assistance for Farmers affected by the Bushfires

To support primary producers directly impacted by the bushfire crisis deal with their immediate needs, the Commonwealth government is providing grants of up to $75,000.

Assistance for Small Business Affected by the Bushfires

The Australian and state and territory governments are helping small businesses in bushfire affected communities get back up on their feet. This includes support for small businesses to recover and rebuild.

Dairy Australia: Industry Brief

Bushfires January 2020 – Dairy industry impacts and response. Includes updates on the of the fires on the dairy industry across VIC, SA and NSW.

Member & Industry Updates

Important industry and member updates regarding the organic industry.

Australian Organic: Fire Crisis Update

Advice to certified organic operators surrounding the requirements for certification alongside information regarding available allowances & derogations during the bushfire crisis.

Australian Organic: Fire retardant chemicals and organic certification – Bushfire Updates

Fire-fighting efforts for the recent bushfires are facilitated by the use of fire retardant chemicals. If you think your organic property has been affected, please read our General Guidance for more information.

Australian Organic statement on Emerging Gene Technology

Australian Organic Ltd (AOL) is gravely concerned by the outcome of the Federal Government’s Technical Review of the Gene Technology Regulations (2001).

Australian Organic Brassicaceous Seeds Import Conditions Review – Final Review

The Department of Agriculture has released its final report into the brassicaceous seeds import conditions review.

Certification Body Guidance: Drought Feeding Derogation Extension

Australian Organic made available a Derogation from the livestock feeding requirements, due to ongoing extreme drought conditions throughout much of Australia, in March of 2019.

Biosecurity Alert: African Swine Fever

Queensland members should be aware of the threat of African swine fever and what they can do to reduce the risk.

Updates to the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS)

View the most recent updates to the Australian Certified Organic Standard (ACOS).

Biosecurity (Salmonella Enteritidis) Control Order 2019

This Control Order is made under section 62 of the Biosecurity Act 2015.

Organic News

Australian Organic is a member owned not-for-profit industry body. We support and promote certified organic businesses.  To stay up to date with trends and challenges in the organic industry become a member today.

Tehan delivers for regional higher education and research

Tehan delivers for regional higher education and research

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, on delivering a higher education reform package which will help fuel regional economic growth and jobs, and address the gap in educational outcomes between regional, rural and remote Australia and capital cities.

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