Project overview & timings

The framework will be developed based on in-depth research over the next six months (both in Australia and internationally) and extensive stakeholder consultation and engagement.

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PHASE I RESEARCH – MAY TO AUGUST 2019

Research to identify the material economic, social and environmental issues (both current and emerging) that will impact the Australian grains industry will be conducted.

Workshops and interviews will be held around the country with key stakeholders. Information will also be gathered via an online survey and extensive document review.

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PRELIMINARY RESEARCH FINDINGS – AUGUST 2019

Research results and insights will be released in a public report, which will also include recommendations in relation to the framework.

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PHASE II RESEARCH – AUGUST TO SEPTEMBER 2019

During this phase there will be further engagement with stakeholders on the material issues and an extensive survey will provide strong quantitative input to establish a baseline measure of current performance against key areas.

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DEVELOP THE FRAMEWORK – AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2019

There will be extensive consultation, including through a series of workshops around the country, to ensure strong collaboration with key stakeholders to shape and guide the framework and associated.

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FRAMEWORK LAUNCHED – END OF 2019

Behind Australian Grain will be launched later this year and will demonstrate the industry’s sustainability credentials and commitments to our customers, our farming communities and to the broader and farming community.