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Grain Producers SA represents the interests of growers by making submissions on issues that will affect the future of the grain industry.

NFF proposed National Land Use policy

22 December 2015

GPSA wrote to the National Farmers Federation to commend it on its proposal to develop a National Land Use Policy to protect the farmland from mining, which supports GPSA’s policy of no mining on agricultural land.

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Draft Multiple Land Use Framework

15 December 2015

GPSA made a submission to the SA Department of State Development regarding its draft South Australian Multiple Land Use Framework policy document, outlining the importance of agriculture to the state and that it is one of the few industries with an interest, enviable reputation and history of sustainable and productive land use.

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Iron Road costs of consultation

2 December 2015

GPSA requested proponents of the Iron Road development provide additional hard copy information to affected producers and their lawyers, given they did not ask for the mine or the inconvenience of having to protect their land

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Feedback on Brokenshire Bills

2 December 2015

GPSA provided feedback to the Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC regarding his Resource Operations Ombudsman Bill 2015 and Right to Farm Bill 2015. It supported these in principle with some additions and amendments.

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Developing South Australia’s copper strategy

23 October 2015

GPSA made a submission on behalf of growers to the SA Government’s ‘Developing South Australia’s Copper Strategy’, outlining the current agricultural activity in the Gawler Craton and the collateral damage to other industries by allowing mining to occur.

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RTO access to WorkReady funding

25 June 2015

GPSA opposed the move to use Tafe SA instead of private registered training organisations, fearing that it would mean a demise in broadacre training opportunities, such as certificates in agriculture and rural operations.

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Glencore/Viterra shipping stem application

24 April 2015

GPSA wrote to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to outline its opposition to Glencore/Viterra’s application seeking ‘capacity allocation system approval’ under the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

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Submission to Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines

19 March 2015

GPSA outlined its opposition to the Ceres Farm wind farm development on Yorke Peninsula, arguing that turbines should not be placed on agricultural land.

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Support for financial literacy training

16 March 2015

GPSA supported the Rural Business Support Farm Financial Literacy and Business Management Program for primary producers.

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Grain export networks inquiry

20 February 2015

GPSA made a submission on behalf of growers to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Grain Networks – an inquiry into grain export networks including on and off-farm storage, transport, handling and export of Australian grain.

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