Nursery Industry Submissions

The Australian Government is responsible for developing policies and programs that protect and promote the long term interests of the broader Australian community including the Nursery Industry. However, implementing these actions may impact on the profitability and long term sustainability of primary industries such as the nursery industry.

As a result, the Australian nursery industry works closely with all levels of Government in developing these policies and programs to ensure that they meet the communitys needs and provide a sustainable business environment in which industry can operate.

As part of this process, the Australian nursery industry is involved in the preparation of whole of industry submissions that are called for by Government on a variety of issues covering legislative, market access, environmental, R&D and any other related issues. These submissions are crucial to ensure that changes in Government policies and programs are based on a thorough understanding of the:

Contribution of the Australian nursery industry to the economy and broader community

Australian nursery industry position on proposed policy or program reforms

Impact of proposed policy and program reforms on the Australian nursery industry and broader community

The nursery industry has developed and presented on a wide range of issues at several public submissions in response to Government announced inquiries and reviews. The following submissions have recently been made on behalf of the Australian nursery industry:

  1. NGIA Submission to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairsand Transport Legislation Committee on the Biosecurity Bill 2012 and the Inspector General of Biosecurity Bill December 2012

  2. NGIA Response to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement Chemical Security Precursors to homemade explosives March 2012
  3. Nursery Industry Response to Biosecurity Advisory Council August 2011
  4. Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into Biosecurity and Quarantine Arrangements - Management of removal of fee rebate for AQIS export certification functions July 2011
  5. Response to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement 'A National Scheme for Assessment, Registration and Control of Use of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals' April 2011
  6. Submission on 'Reform to Deliver Sustainable Minor Use Crop Protection Solutions for Australia's Agricultural Industries' March 2011
  7. Response to the Discussion Paper 'Implementation of model schedules for Commonwealth serious drug offences' March 2011
  8. Australian Nursery Industry Summary Paper on 'The Future of Post Entry Quarantine arrangements' September 2010
  9. Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into Biosecurity and Quarantine arrangements August 2010
  10. Across industry submission to the Productivity Commission Issue Paper Inquiry into the Australian Government Research and Development Corporations Model June 2010
  11. Submission to the Productivity Commission Issue Paper Inquiry into the Australian Government Research and Development Corporations Model June 2010

  12. Response to the Discussion Paper 'A National Scheme for Assessment, Registration and Control of Use of Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals December 2009' February 2010

  13. Submission to the Inquiry into Management of Removal of Fee Rebate for AQIS Export Certification Functions September 2009

  14. Preliminary Response to the PSIC National Framework of Regulation of Agvet Chemicals July 2009

  15. Response to the Review on the draft Australians Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010-2020 May 2009

  16. Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport 'Inquiry into the Role of Government in Assisting Australian Farmers to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change' March 2009

  17. Response to the APVMA Cost Recovery Impact Statement February 2009

  18. Response to the Senate Committee Review into Legislation and Conditions relating to the Planting of Trees for Carbon Sequestration July 2008

  19. Response to the Australian Quarantine and Biosecurity Review April 2008