Date of issue: 4 October 2023
Date of effect: Immediate
Reference Number: IAN 2023-05
Organic operators, exporters, organic industry experts, organic academia, organic industry bodies and experienced parties.
To advise that the NSAC is seeking two new members to fill current vacancies.
The NSAC reviews and makes recommendations on amendments to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce (National Standard). The primary function of NSAC committee members is to offer expert sound and impartial technical advice relating to the National Standard, or in considering amendments or scheduled revisions to the National Standard.
The NSAC is seeking two new members with experience in the following areas:
- organic wine, viticulture, viniculture, oenology, wine international standards
- baby greens, sprouts microgreens, seeds, herbs, commercial food crops, nutrients, associated cultivation, aquaculture, algaculture.
Committee Members may also assist the department with advice, where it’s within their area of expertise, on items outside the National Standard.
If you would like to be considered for membership, please forward your resume with two references and a 500-word statement of claims to OrganicExports@aff.gov.au.
Nominations close 3 November 2023.
Successful nominees shall be engaged by the department for a period of 4 years, renewed each year, or for such shorter period as may be elected by the department. Extensions are allowed up to a cumulative maximum of 8 years.
Daily fees are provided in accordance with annual Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-time Public Office) Determinations.
At all times Committee Members shall adhere to the executed notice of engagement and the members Code of Conduct.
Committee membership is precluded from:
- senior leadership of an organic organisation/certifier
- key spokespersons for an organic organisation/certifier
- anyone who actively engages in public debate about submissions to the National Standard
- any individual opposed to organic and/or bio-dynamic principles.
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.