Dairy Australia has a responsibility to report to all members through a range of channels, sharing information and enhancing collective knowledge for the industry.
Dairy Australia reports to its members and stakeholders through a range of channels.
Dairy Australia reports on its financial and investment performance each year to members and stakeholders at an Annual General Meeting (AGM), typically held in November. Our Managing Director and Chairman discuss:
Dairy Australia members can ask the Board questions after the formal business of the meeting. A Notice-of-Meeting is sent to all members in mid October to invite them to the AGM, and inform them of the formal business that will be conducted at the meeting, ie:
Dairy Australia records its performance in its Annual Report, which can be viewed in our publications section. The Annual Report is sent to the Australian Government and members who request a copy.
As part our Statutory Funding Agreement with the Australian Government, we are required to conduct an independent review of our performance before a levy poll, which gives levy payers the opportunity to indicate their preferred rate of levy. The review evaluates how we performed against our Strategic and Annual Operational Plans, and the value we provided for levy payers.
The latest review, completed by Scott Williams, Russell Pattinson, John Harrison and Chris Wilcox in February 2017, concludes that Dairy Australia has met all of the obligations of the Statutory Funding Agreement and performed successfully in its role as the industry services body.
While the review acknowledges many positives, it offers four key recommendations for improvement. These are listed below along with the timing for implementation:
Click here to view the Independent Performance Review.
In addition to digital resources available through the Dairy Australia and other websites, Dairy Australia produces a wide range of publications and resources that communicate the priorities of the organisation as well as outcomes of individual investments. Printed publications can be accessed through the dairy publications section.
All members have access to the free Memberline - 1800 004 377 to access further information. This number is also available to levy payers who wish to become a Group A member.