Australian Dairy Industry Council
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) is the peak national representative body of the Australian dairy industry.
Representing the interests of Australian dairy’s whole value chain through its two constituent bodies, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) and the Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF), the partnership is a unique to Australian agriculture and provides a strong, unified approach to industry and government advocacy.
The ADIC is funded by the 13 largest dairy processing companies in Australia and provides funding for investment in projects that aim to improve the entire value chain’s sustainability and profitability.
The ADIC’s 2013-14 highlights include
- Achievement of a pro-dairy China-Australia free trade agreement outcome, which will see all tariffs on dairy products phased out by 2019 and 95 per cent of safeguards removed.
- Industry endorsement of the industry’s first Australian Dairy Vision, officially launched to Federal Government in Canberra.
- Repeal of the Carbon Tax in July 2014 and active engagement with the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), in corroboration with the Federal Government’s decision to adopt an emissions intensity approach.
- Released first progress report of the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework, measuring the industry’s performance against 11 targets and 29 measures, and under three themes: enhancing livelihoods, improving wellbeing and reducing environmental impact.
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