Policy Partners has been appointed to assist the Australian Organic Industry Working Group in the initial phases of considering options and processes for establishing a harmonised voice for Australia's organic industries.
The project team consists of Tony Webster (Managing Director and team leader) and Jason Alexandra (Principal Associate).
Policy Partners has good credentials to undertake this work because of its distinctive expertise in the delivery of complex projects spanning multiple stakeholders across industry, government and the private sector.
For further information see www.organicindustries.com.au
The work of one of our partners has been recognised by the OECD as an outstanding example of public sector innovation to provide practical advice to countries on how to make innovations work.
Jason Alexandra advised the Tasmanian government on participatory fore-sighting for irrigation R&D planning. The project identified industry and community water needs and developed a strategy that would support the expansion of irrigation while improving economic and social benefits from water resource utilisation and supporting a wider socioeconomic policy agenda.
Fore-sighting can be a useful tool for stakeholder engagement in R&D planning because it allows parties to articulate and make their assumptions about what will help shape preferred futures explicit. This helps to identify priorities and see how different aspects can be linked by the “future stories”.
The Council of Australian Governments has developed a performance dashboard, providing a high-level overview of performance in achieving key COAG commitments in priority areas.
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Source: Reserve Bank
COAG reform performance
Perils of rising protectionism