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BAM Review and opportunities for feedback

Survey on Crop Insurance and Extreme Weather Events – Have your say!

You are invited to participate in a short survey on the topic ‘Crop Insurance and Extreme Weather Events’.  This research is being undertaken by the University of Adelaide research as part of the Future Drought Fund (FDF) Research and Adoption program.  The FDF supports innovative projects that equip Australian farmers and agriculture-dependent communities and businesses with the tools and capacity to recognise risks, transition, and transform in preparation for future drought conditions. 

This research focuses on the Australian agricultural insurance framework.  Data collected will be used to evaluate the framework and how it can be used to support climate change objectives such as reducing the frequency and severity of droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events.   

It is estimated that this survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.  The survey closes on 18/11/22 with a maximum of 200 places available. To thank you for taking the time to participate in the study we are offering $30 to each participant, with payments to be made once the survey has closed. 

If you are interested in participating, please click the link below:

For more information, please contact Natasha at

Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act event

Your valued input is sought into the review of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act. DPIRD are hosting a 2-hour event 21 November 10.00 am – 12.00 pm online via Teams. GGA network groups are invited and encouraged to extend the invitation to your members.

See below for the registration link and the relevant discussion paper to reshare via your communications channels.

Please direct any enquiries direct to Rebecca Heath from the BAM team in DPIRD – per the contact details below.


The Minister for Agriculture and Food has appointed an independent panel to review the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007. The panel is undertaking a three-stage consultation process to 1) identify issues; 2) explore solutions; and 3) test solutions.

The first stage has been completed, and the panel is now exploring four key themes that emerged from the public submissions during this stage.

On behalf of the BAM Act Review Panel, we’d like to invite agricultural and pastoral grower/producer groups and members to a 2-hour facilitated session with members of the BAM Act Review Panel. The Panel would like to understand your experiences with the themes and your thoughts on what might be done to overcome the challenges. While the Panel has identified these key themes, all aspects of the BAM Act are being reviewed. The meeting with the Panel is also an opportunity to discuss other key parts of the Act that the sectors find challenging.

Attached is a paper that provides information on the four themes.

The 2-hour meeting will be held 21 November 10.00 am – 12.00 pm online via Teams. There will be at least two Panel members in attendance, one DPIRD support staff to take notes for the Panel and a facilitator.

Go to Bookings to register.

If you have any questions, let us know.

More information on the BAM Act Review is available from

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