Organic export strategyTo leverage growth in global opportunities for organic exports, Organic Industries of Australia Ltd developed an export strategy to achieve the following objectives:

  • break down technical barriers to trade for Australian agricultural exports and securing new and improved access to premium markets
  • strategic, operational and tangible improvements in market knowledge and access for the Australian organics industry, covering all states and territories and commodities, and a platform for engagement and co-operation with markets
  • provide a platform for aligning government, industry and commercial efforts to boost organic exports
  • specify clear and measurable organic industry export priorities

Read more on the Organic Industries of Australia website.

Skills CanberraPolicy Partners assisted Skills Canberra in relation to which business processes it should retain, transfer or redesign.

The project comprised two phases:

  • Define the current Skills Canberra business process architecture and recommend a list of which business processes are to be subject to detailed review.
  • Document selected current business processes, determine whether functions should continue or be reformed, document new business processes, and determine KPIs for each process.

Weeds RD&E Investment PlanPolicy Partners assisted the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in the development of a draft national investment plan for weeds research, development & extension.

Weeds remain a significant threat to the health of Australian landscapes, conservation values and the productivity and profitability of agriculture.

We prepared the exposure draft and undertook the first consultation phase for the development of this plan.

Incorporating feedback from the consultation draft, the second stage of creating this investment plan, is the exposure draft (downloadable via the image below). The exposure draft is based upon an initial analysis of the state of weeds RD&E funding in Australia, and initial Australia-wide consultation. The Plan covers 2020-2030, and it is important that the consultation continues to ensure the Plan has impact.

The exposure draft is open for feedback at https://invasives.com.au/weeds-rde-feedback/

Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water GovernanceOur work 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.

Read more on the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation website.

Jason Alexandra