People and human capacity
Attracting, developing, and retaining a highly skilled workforce is essential to driving Australian dairy’s innovation and growing industry prosperity. To enable this, the dairy industry requires policies that address the diverse nature of its existing practices, and seek to complement its needs.
Our policy priorities in the People and Human Capacity focus area aim to address the following issues:
- Ensure the Pastoral Award 2010 meets the realities of dairy farming, which requires herds to be milked twice daily to ensure the comfort and health of our animals.
- Improve dairy farmers’ access to overseas workers to address the industry’s skilled labour shortage, and ensure a productive and flexible workforce.
- Increase the number of students undertaking Agricultural-related studies to address the industry’s skilled labour shortage.
- Secure resources and funding for services to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce into the future.