Date of issue: 05/05/2023
Date of effect: Immediate
Reference Number: IAN 2023-04
Experts in livestock management, trade, animal welfare, and organic and bio-dynamic production practices including scientists, animal nutritionists, veterinarians, farmers or other professionals with organic livestock experience.
We are currently seeking individuals with expertise in organic and bio-dynamic livestock to help review Australia's National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) and the National Standard Advisory Committee (NSAC) have agreed to establish a working group for the review of Livestock Standards appendices and relevant definitions of the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce (the National Standard).
As a technical expert, you will play a critical role in ensuring that the standards are robust, scientifically sound, and relevant to the industry and our trading partners.
If you are passionate about organics, bio-dynamics and sustainable agriculture and have the expertise to make a meaningful contribution to this important project, we would like to hear from you.
This is a voluntary role with a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the development of the organic and bio-dynamic export industry in Australia, while also expanding your professional network and knowledge in the field.
Your responsibilities will include reviewing and providing feedback on livestock section, appendices and relevant definitions of the National Standard, identifying any areas that require improvement, and working collaboratively with other experts within the working group to develop change recommendations.
The review time frame will depend on the depth of change identified; however, a general guide would be recommendations provided to the department by October 2023.
If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please provide your resume with 2 references and a brief statement outlining your relevant experience to OrganicExports@aff.gov.au.
Applications close Sunday 21 May 2023.
The NSAC is comprised of dedicated experts from the organic community engaged by the department to provide advice on and make recommendations on amendments, revisions, or updates to the National Standard. For more information, please see the NSAC webpage.
By accepting an appointment as a working group member or expert, you are committing to actively participate in the working group to which you are appointed. You also agree to fulfil a number of obligations associated with participation.
This role precludes membership from:
- any persons who are leaders of an organic organisation/certifier or are key spokespersons for an organic organisation/certifier
- any member opposed to the principles of organic agriculture
Contact OrganicExports@aff.gov.au if you have any queries.
The information provided in this advice is current at the time of writing and is intended for use as guidance only and should not be taken as definitive or exhaustive. The Commonwealth endeavours to keep information current and accurate, however, it may be subject to change without notice. Exporters are encouraged to verify these details with their importers prior to undertaking production/exports. The Commonwealth will not accept liability for any loss resulting from reliance on information contained in this notice.