Seafood Industry Australia is delighted to present our 2019 Federal Election Package. A copy of this document has now been provided to all Federal politicians.
We are committed to a vibrant and prosperous future for our industry, and we have sort the support and positioning of all political parties and independents in helping us achieve this.
Our package centres around securing the future of the Australian seafood industry. It includes actions on each of our eight key priority areas, as well as requests for active assistance to develop our industry and in raising the status of the seafood industry within government.
Our industry is of national importance – for our contribution to the national and international food task, our economic contribution, and for the jobs we create and support throughout the supply chain. We are an essential service and we have sought increased recognition of our role and the benefits of our important industry.
In terms of specific financial support, we have requested $19.4m, over four years, for pivotal work in the areas of community engagement, mental health, maritime safety and improved consultation with other marine users.
We will be providing feedback to our members regarding the level of support that would be offered by parties and independents.