I need your help!
SIA was created to be your voice and to help unite the industry; and we have been working hard to do just that.
But, as we approached the 2019 Federal Election we need more voices than ever before to help send a united message to every sitting politician and to every candidate.
We need to be more visible right across Australia, we need every candidate and politician to know someone from the Australian seafood industry and to know what is important to us.
So please, make a commitment to make one phone call, meet one politician, send one email letting your local Senate and House of Representatives candidates know who you are, what you do and how they can help us keep putting more than one billion meals of Aussie seafood on the table.
We have 10 requests for government assistance to:
- Improve security of resource access and fishing rights
- Enhance public perception, social licence and community acceptance
- Bolster biosecurity safeguards for both the aquaculture and wild catch sectors
- Increase the visibility of Australian seafood in foodservice
- Provide assistance for industry-specific mental health support
- Assist industry to improve maritime safety
- Improve resource sharing and consultation with the petroleum industry
- Commit to maintaining the current fuel tax credits scheme
- Actively assist the development of the Australian seafood industry
- Raise the status of the seafood industry within government.
You will find more details about these requests for assistance in the attached Federal Election Package – which was sent to every current federal politician in February.
In the Political Lobbying Handbook you will find contact details for all current federal politicians. Once other candidates are confirmed on April 24 we will make sure you have details for them as well.
Relationships are critical – please find a few minutes to make contact with your local candidates and help them understand the importance of our industry, our challenges and our hopes for the future.
Seafood Industry Australia CEO