GPSA engages with decision-makers of all tiers of government and statutory bodies responsible for policy or programs relevant to grain production businesses in South Australia.

In accordance with its constitution, GPSA remains strictly non-party political.  

GPSA engages with decision-makers of all tiers of government, and statutory bodies responsible for policy or programs relevant to grain production businesses in South Australia. 

GPSA represents the interests of grain producers to the South Australian Parliament, and where appropriate, on State issues relevant to the Federal Parliament. 

Prior to the 2018 State Election, GPSA promoted a policy agenda to all candidates and Parties, that outlined five key strategies to unlocking increased profitability in the grain industry for the benefit of all South Australians. A copy of GPSA’s report can be sourced via the GPSA website, including all responses received on behalf of political Parties.

Since the election, GPSA has been working with the South Australian Government and the broader Parliament, to progress legislation to support grain producers in line with this Election Statement, where GPSA sought a commitment to:

  1. Create infrastructure efficiencies for lowest-cost delivery to markets.
  2. Increase market access to boost returns to SA’s economy.
  3. Invest in plant science research, technologies and biosecurity.
  4. Build a stronger workforce with new entrants and skills development for current participants.
  5. Balance agriculture with competing land uses.