A Symposium on Innovation in Natural Resource and Animal Welfare Management—Agricultural Competitiveness was convened by the Australian Land Management Group on 11 June 2014 in Brisbane.
The event brought together key policy makers, landholders, representatives of the food and fibre supply chain, and specialist interest groups to discuss environmental and animal welfare management.
The Symposium sought to identify how government, industry and community can work together to support, recognise and reward superior environmental and animal welfare management.
Read the Symposium Final Report (PDF 12.7MB) or download a low resolution version (PDF 6.6MB).
The Symposium program is also available to download, as are lists of Symposium participants and affiliates ordered by name and ordered by organisation.
All presentations at the Symposium were recorded and are available for download as MP3 audio recordings and as PDF transcripts. Some presentations included PowerPoint slides, which are also available for viewing in conjunction with audio as video files.
NB: You can save audio to your computer for listening later by right clicking the audio file link and selecting “Save link as…” on a PC or “Download Linked File” on Mac.
Introduction and Welcome
1 Introduction and Welcome (8941 KB)
Julia Telford, Chair ALM Group
2 Opening (20878 KB)
The Honourable Bruce Scott MP, Member for Maranoa
Application of Certified Land Management
3 Application of Certified Land Management (37450 KB)
Jock Douglas, ALM Group Board Member
Linking Policy and Practice Innovation
4 Linking Policy and Practice Innovation (48035 KB)
Tony Gleeson, CEO, ALM Group
How to Improve Animal Welfare
5 How to Improve Animal Welfare (9883 KB)
Melina Tensen, Senior Scientific Officer (Farm Animals), RSPCA
6 Organisational Innovation (12895 KB)
Andrew Walsh, Team Leader Sustainable Agriculture, NSW Northern Tablelands Local Land Service Agency
Table Discussion Reports
What needs to happen to improve environmental and animal welfare management? How do we get what needs to happen to happen? Click to download PDF
7 Table Discussion Reports (40912 KB)
CLM Farm Ecology—Improving Farm Profitability Within a Certification Framework
8 CLM Farm Ecology—Improving Farm Profitability within a Certification Framework (42276 KB)
Bart Davidson. Principal, SystemAg Consulting
The Total Toolkit
9 The Total Toolkit (38807 KB)
Professor Paul Martin, Director, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law
Synthesis—Guide for Plenary Discussion
10 Synthesis – Guide for Plenary Discussion (34426 KB)
David Crombie, Director AACo. (past President NFF and past Chair of MLA)
Plenary Discussion and Symposium Close
11 Plenary Discussion and Symposium Close (48577 KB)