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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.

Submission to the Grain Harvest Management Schemes Review

24 October 2019

Grain Producers SA provided a submission to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator in response to the Grain Harvest Management Schemes Review. GPSA supports a nationally consistent regulatory framework that provides a risk-based and transparent assessment of any proposed national Harvest Mass Management Scheme, and has made a series of recommendations to improve the system for SA growers.

Download GPSA's submission.

Submission on regulation at Viterra’s bulk grain facilities

14 October 2019

Grain Producers SA provided a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in response to Viterra's application for exemption from parts 3-6 of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Download GPSA's submission.

Submission on proposed amendments to trespass legislation dealing with farm trespass

11 October 2019

Grain Producers SA provided a submission to Attorney General Vickie Chapman in response to draft amendments to the Summary Offences Act 1953

GPSA believes that the proposed amendments will serve as a valuable deterrent to activists who intend on disrupting lawful primary production activities.

Download GPSA's submission.

Public Consultation on changes to the GM Crops Management Regulations

30 September 2019

Grain Producers SA responded to the SA Government's plan to restrict South Australia’s moratorium on the cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops to Kangaroo Island.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions sought written submissions from industry, farmers, and community stakeholders, and held public meetings on Kangaroo Island and in Adelaide.

Download GPSA's response.

Position paper (No. 2) - proposed amendments to the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018

24 July 2019

GPSA has prepared a revised mining policy document following the passage of the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2019 through the House of Assembly. The document sets out legislative amendments to better balance agriculture and competing land interests as part of South Australia’s mining law.

On behalf of South Australian growers, GPSA will continue to advocate for the need to balance agriculture with competing land uses such as mining to protect the sustainability of agricultural production for future generations.

Read the position paper here.

Public Consultation on GM Independent Report

8 March 2019

Grain Producers SA responded to the findings handed down as part of the Independent Review of South Australia’s moratorium on the cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops.

Download GPSA's response.

Position paper - proposed amendments to the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018

28 February 2019

GPSA has prepared a detailed mining policy document that sets out GPSA’s required legislative amendments to the Mining Act 1971 and the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Bill 2018. This document is not exhaustive, and only addresses GPSA's concerns with the current Bill and Act.

On behalf of South Australian growers, GPSA will continue to advocate for the need to balance agriculture with competing land uses such as mining, to protect the sustainability of agricultural production for future generations.

Read the mining policy document here. 

CFS Powers (Fire and Emergency Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill)

5 February 2019

Grain Producers SA responded to the South Australian Parliament's Select Committee on the Fire and Emergency Services (Miscellaneous) Amendment Bill.

GPSA was represented at a hearing of the committee on Febuary 4, 2019 by Vice-Chairman Adrian McCabe, CEO Caroline Rhodes, board director Peter Cousins, and GPSA staff member Leighton McDonald-Stuart.

The Committee's hearings are ongoing. 

Download the GPSA Submission