National Traceability Project

Consultation has now closed.

We are developing a National Traceability Framework to:

  • enhance Australia’s agricultural traceability systems
  • improve competitiveness
  • provide assurance for customers both domestically and abroad.

Thank you for your feedback. It has been fundamental to the development of the framework and action plan template. It has ensured outcomes are truly industry-government initiatives.

This is what you told us.

How you had your say

The Traceability Working Group sought feedback on draft versions of the:

  • principles
  • National Traceability Framework
  • action plan.

You gave feedback through:

  • online submissions
  • face-to-face meetings
  • co-design workshops with industry (involving 110 industry representatives).

Who engaged

137 people participated in the review.

1075 people visited this project page.

Our documents were downloaded 858 times.

In addition to feedback from industry at our workshops, we received:

  • 24 online submissions in response to the draft principles we published on 7 December 2018
  • six online submissions in response to the draft national traceability framework we published on 1 February 2019
  • four online submissions in response to the draft action plan we published on 20 February 2019.

Submissions came from a range of sectors including:

  • horticulture
  • livestock
  • grains
  • research and technology
  • standards bodies
  • state and territory governments.

What you said

You broadly supported the framework. But you had some suggestions.

The working group and secretariat considered your feedback and made changes accordingly.

Some participants:

  • suggested the principles could better acknowledge the availability of new technologies. You said they should reflect the need for interoperability between regulatory and commercial systems.
  • emphasised the challenges of data sharing. In particular, striking the right balance between transparent supply chains and protecting commercially sensitive information.
  • suggested we consider end-to-end traceability capabilities across the entire supply chain.

Your feedback highlighted the importance of harmonisation within industries, across state and territory regulation and aligning with international standards, and the role government has in this space.

Most participants asked for more information about project timeframes. You also asked about how to approach populating and implementing the action plan.

What happens next

The working group continues to refer to your feedback. They are finalising the framework and action plan template.

We’ll update this page and publish the final documents in the coming months.

We continue to work closely with industry to populate industry action plans, as do state and territory governments. We will also publish industry action plans once they are endorsed.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.

Consultation has now closed.

We are developing a National Traceability Framework to:

  • enhance Australia’s agricultural traceability systems
  • improve competitiveness
  • provide assurance for customers both domestically and abroad.

Thank you for your feedback. It has been fundamental to the development of the framework and action plan template. It has ensured outcomes are truly industry-government initiatives.

This is what you told us.

How you had your say

The Traceability Working Group sought feedback on draft versions of the:

  • principles
  • National Traceability Framework
  • action plan.

You gave feedback through:

  • online submissions
  • face-to-face meetings
  • co-design workshops with industry (involving 110 industry representatives).

Who engaged

137 people participated in the review.

1075 people visited this project page.

Our documents were downloaded 858 times.

In addition to feedback from industry at our workshops, we received:

  • 24 online submissions in response to the draft principles we published on 7 December 2018
  • six online submissions in response to the draft national traceability framework we published on 1 February 2019
  • four online submissions in response to the draft action plan we published on 20 February 2019.

Submissions came from a range of sectors including:

  • horticulture
  • livestock
  • grains
  • research and technology
  • standards bodies
  • state and territory governments.

What you said

You broadly supported the framework. But you had some suggestions.

The working group and secretariat considered your feedback and made changes accordingly.

Some participants:

  • suggested the principles could better acknowledge the availability of new technologies. You said they should reflect the need for interoperability between regulatory and commercial systems.
  • emphasised the challenges of data sharing. In particular, striking the right balance between transparent supply chains and protecting commercially sensitive information.
  • suggested we consider end-to-end traceability capabilities across the entire supply chain.

Your feedback highlighted the importance of harmonisation within industries, across state and territory regulation and aligning with international standards, and the role government has in this space.

Most participants asked for more information about project timeframes. You also asked about how to approach populating and implementing the action plan.

What happens next

The working group continues to refer to your feedback. They are finalising the framework and action plan template.

We’ll update this page and publish the final documents in the coming months.

We continue to work closely with industry to populate industry action plans, as do state and territory governments. We will also publish industry action plans once they are endorsed.

Register in Have Your Say and follow this project for updates.