National Food Plan green paper
On 17 July 2012, Minister Ludwig released the National Food Plan green paper – the next step in developing the National Food Plan.
The Australian Government is developing Australia’s first National Food Plan to better integrate all aspects of food policy to ensure a sustainable, globally competitive and resilient food supply that supports access to nutritious and affordable food.
The Australian Government has chosen to develop the National Food Plan through a consultative policy development process involving circulation of an issues paper, followed by a green paper for stakeholder comment, concluding with the release of a National Food Plan white paper that articulates its policy position.
The green paper seeks to inform discussion on the development of the National Food Plan white paper. It discusses a number of options and potential directions that could be adopted by the Australian Government. The Australian Government is seeking feedback on these and other ideas as part of its continuing dialogue before making final decisions about any changes or new initiatives. The government will consider feedback before making decisions about the National Food Plan.
Public consultation on the green paper concluded on 30 September 2012. The government is currently considering all stakeholder feedback in developing the National Food Plan white paper.
National Food Plan green paper and summary
03 Oct 2012