Current initiatives

GM Food Crops

Legislative amendments to allow GM food crops to be grown across mainland South Australia in time for 2021 cropping season.

Outcome: Reverse the estimated (at least) $5 million in lost production to 2025, enable better weed management, unlock grains research potential.

Pastoral Act Review

Potential to increase livestock production from the pastoral lands by moving from the current specific legislative approach to potential for flexibility for a range of uses.

Objective: Improved economic outcomes for South Australia’s pastoral regions.

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New Biosecurity Act

To create a simpler and more effective legal framework for the management of:

  • pests, diseases and weeds
  • trade in plant and animal products
  • biosecurity emergencies.

Objective: Improved and more efficient management of biosecurity in South Australia and a reduction in administrative and compliance burden for government and industry.