Preparing a submission
National Food Plan green paper and summary
The closing date for submissions was 30 September 2012. Late submissions will be accepted, however, the later the submissions is received the less likely the views expressed will be able to be considered in developing the National Food Plan white paper.
Format of submissions
All submissions, whether lodged by email or by post, must be accompanied by a completed cover sheet.
Submissions should be clearly marked 'Submission'. Submissions sent by post must be either typed or written clearly in black ink on A4 paper. If emailing, please provide submissions in MS Word or RTF format, for web accessibility reasons. All submissions will be acknowledged.
Release/publication of submissions
Respondents who would like all or part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.
A request made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Commonwealth) for a submission marked ‘confidential’ to be made available will be determined in accordance with that Act. A copy of the Act can be obtained from the ComLaw website.
All submissions will be made publicly available on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website unless:
- submissions have been provided 'in confidence' to the government at the request of authors, or
- the author/s of a submission has not authorised publication of their submission on the website, or
- submissions contain offensive language, potentially defamatory material, or copyright infringing material.
The government does not intend to formally respond to specific submissions or issues.
Your contact information will not be provided to any other person or organisation. If a submission contains information relating to a third party individual, the author of the submission will be taken to have obtained the expressed and informed consent of the relevant third party.
Discretion of Australian Government to refuse to publish material
The Australian Government reserves the right to refuse to publish submissions, or parts of submissions, which contain offensive language, potentially defamatory material or copyright infringing material.
Conditions of submission
By making a submission, you will be taken to have read, understood and agreed to all conditions set out in this document.
Responsibility for copyright in submissions resides with the author/s, not the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Lodgement of submission
Cox Inall Consultants will receive and manage submissions on behalf of the Australian Government. Submissions may be lodged by email or post at:
National Food Plan Submissions
PO Box 942
Broadway NSW 2007
03 Oct 2012