The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC)
Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for the joint Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation System
BackgroundIn late 2011, the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) agreed to develop a strategy to recognise the wide range of stakeholders in the joint Food Regulation System, and develop a systematic and consistent process for stakeholder engagement.
A draft Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for the joint Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation System (the Strategy) has been developed collaboratively with a Reference Group of stakeholders in the joint Food Regulation System, including key representatives from government, consumer groups, industry and public health groups.
Scope of the StrategyThe aim of the strategy is to increase stakeholders’ understanding of the current processes within the Food Regulation System and to increase awareness of the ways in which stakeholders can meaningfully interact and engage with all those in the System.
As outlined in the draft Strategy, the joint Food Regulation System is established through the Joint Food Standards Treaty between Australia and New Zealand, the Food Regulation Agreement (Australia only), the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 and the Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code. As such, the Strategy does not present an opportunity to amend the System, or legislative processes in place under the System.
Consultation on the draft StrategyFeedback is currently being sought from all interested stakeholders on the draft Strategy, which can be accessed here:
Consultation Draft - Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (PDF 142 KB)
An optional template for providing feedback on the Strategy can be accessed here:
Consultation Questions Draft - Stakeholder Engagement Strategy (Word 39 KB)
Please provide any comments on the draft Strategy by close of business 26 July 2012 by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
When making a submission, please note:
- All submissions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in Australia. If you consider that all or part of your submission should not be released, please make this clear when making your submission and indicate the grounds for withholding the information.
- Copyright in an original submission resides with the copyright owner of that submission, but the act of making a submission will grant the Australian Government a licence to use the submission for the purpose of making a summary of the submission for the website and for future policy development work.
Next StepsThe summary of the feedback received during the consultation period will be published on this website after it has been considered by the Reference Group in August 2012.
The draft Strategy will be presented to FRSC for its consideration in October 2012.
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