The South Australian Government’s Multiple Land Use Framework seeks to outline the state’s philosophy on land use, land access and land use change, minimise land use conflict and provide greater certainty for industry, communities and regulators regarding land use. Livestock SA was disappointed with the draft framework, saying it severely lacked any references to farming and farmers as land owners.
Livestock SA responded to the Federal Government’s changes to Farm Management Deposits, saying they would bring substantial benefits to South Australian primary producers.
Livestock SA successfully lobbied for the Stat Government to remove advertising from Adelaide Metro buses opposing the live export of animals.
Jack England speaking at SA Parliament House Natural Resources Committee Hearing into Unconventional Gas.
Livestock SA recently surveyed members regarding fox issues and farming. Members were invited to describe their experiences with foxes including the impact they have on their farming operations, how well they are controlled in their district, who should be responsible for control and how effectiveness of the control measures.
Livestock SA was one of 10 state and national farming organisations which wrote to the Victorian Government outlining the industry’s continued preference for mob-based traceability for sheep and goats. A similar letter was sent to SA Minister for Agriculture Leon Bignell reiterating the industry’s ongoing and united support of the current system.
The zoonotic disease Q Fever is one of the most debilitating diseases affecting farmers. Livestock SA has written to Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce requestion a new National Q Fever Management Program be funded.
Livestock SA’s submission to the Australian Government Regional Telecommunications Review outlined members’ increasing concern and frustration that regional telecommunications in South Australia are steadily worsening, rather than improving.
Livestock SA outlined to Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges options for a ‘measure of hardship’ that would be appropriate for financial assistance in paying the NRM water levy.
Livestock SA received more feedback from members on proposed changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 that there must be a separate code of practice for working dogs.