Agrifutures Australia / Rural Safety & Health Alliance

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AgriFutures Australia is a new beginning for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). We are an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and represent the interests and aspirations of farmers and rural communities.

The Rural Safety and Health Alliance (RSHA) is a new partnership to improve primary production’s health and safety record focused on incorporating innovative research and extension. The Rural Safety and Health Alliance is supported jointly by AgriFutures Australia, Australian Eggs, Australian Pork, Australian Wool Innovation, Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Dairy Australia, Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, Grains Research & Development Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia.

The RSHA will invest in practical research, development and extension (RD&E) solutions informed by industry input on work, health and safety risks.

Key features of the alliance include setting clear priorities to better target research, development and extension, strengthening industry leadership and developing a ‘shark tank’ funding model, where applicants work together to pitch projects for funding.

Rural Safety and Health Alliance


Australian Institute of Health & Safety

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Australia’s professional association for the health and safety profession

Australian Institute of Health & Safety


Cotton Australia

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Cotton Australia is the peak body for Australia’s cotton growers, representing up to 1,500 cotton farms mainly in New South Wales and Queensland, but also in northern Victoria. Cotton Australia works with growers and stakeholders to ensure the Australian cotton industry remains viable, valued and advanced. 

Cotton Australia


Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Medical services needed by people living in rural and remote areas of Australia are no different to services required in our large cities, but the vast distances that small rural populations have to overcome to access health services, provide a real challenge. The Royal Flying Doctor Service works to assist country Australians in many ways.

With a waiting room of 7.69 million square kilometres, the RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours. Combined with telehealth consultations, fly-in fly-out GP and Nurse clinics, mobile dental services, patient transfers, and a myriad of other health services, the RFDS is constantly working to see that those living in rural and remote areas can enjoy the same health outcomes as those living in city areas.

Royal Flying Doctor Service


James Cook University - College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

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CPHMVS promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching, research and research translation across the disciplinary areas of aeromedical retrieval, animal science, biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedicine, biosecurity, cell biology, communicable diseases and their control, disaster preparedness and response, human physiology, genomics, global health, health systems and policies, immunology, indigenous health, injury prevention, medical entomology, medical laboratory sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, One Health, parasitology,  public health, virology, travel medicine, tropical medicine, veterinary science.

The College has key external advisory groups for each of its disciplines, whose members provide advice on the key requirements for working in these industries now, future directions for graduates and emerging themes for curriculum and research.  The CPHMVS academic and professional staff are office holders and advisors on several key industry, state and national government committees, international organisations and editorial committees providing evidence based advice to support understanding the needs of, developing new and improved approaches to and delivering services for the health and well-being of humans and animals globally, especially in under-served, rural and remote settings.

James Cook University - College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences 


AgHealth Australia

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AgHealth Australia is based at Dubbo in central-west New South Wales. It is an academic unit of the University of Sydney within the Faculty of Medicine and Health and School of Rural Health.

AgHealth has been leading research in relation to injury and deaths on Australian farms for 30 years. AgHealth works with partners such as Farmsafe Australia to ensure the research conducted is turned into practical programs to assist farmers, their workers, families and the rural community. Translation of the research information has led to the development of programs of work that in conjunction with industry and relevant organisations, has contributed to major reductions in the burden of injury and poor health in rural Australia.

AgHealth Australia


Country Women’s Association of Australia

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CWAA advances the rights and equity of women, families and communities in Australia through advocacy and empowerment, especially for those living in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Country Women's Association of Australia 


Farmsafe Queensland

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The Cupples Family Trust was incorporated in 2014 and trades as AuSafety Systems Pty Ltd and owns the registered business names of Farmsafe Queensland and Farmsafe Queensland Training. We provide extension of work health and safety concepts, training and solutions including the development of Work Health and Safety Management Systems (WHSMS), to rural clients throughout Queensland and Australia. 

Farmsafe Queensland


National Farmers Federation 

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The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia’s foremost and respected advocacy organisations.

National Famers Federation


NSW Farmers

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NSW Farmers is an Association of farmers and stakeholders of the agricultural industry. Our members gather in branches right across NSW to discuss the issues affecting their businesses and to learn about agricultural topics. The grassroot branch structure creates a framework for agricultural knowledge transfer and for identifying the issues that affect farmers at local, state and federal levels.

NSW Farmers 


Victorian Farmers Federation

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The Victorian Farmers Federation is an active, powerful lobby group dedicated to the interests of farmers and making a difference to communities. With a strong record of successful political advocacy and leadership, the VFF has generated substantial benefits for the agriculture sector since its formation in 1979.

Victorian Farmers Federation




Safe Work Australia

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SWA is an Australian government statutory body established in 2008 to develop national policy relating to WHS and workers’ compensation.

They are jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments through an Intergovernmental Agreement. 

They work in partnership with governments, employers and employees—to drive national policy development on WHS and workers’ compensation matters to:

  • develop and evaluate national policy and strategies
  • develop and evaluate the model WHS legislative framework
  • undertake research, and
  • collect, analyse and report data.

Safe Work Australia 


Safe Farms WA

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Safe Farms WA realise that the safety, health and wellbeing of all of the people who live on, visit and work on farms is the most important responsibility that can be shared by everyone. Ensuring that all employers, employees, contractors and visitors all understand this is vitally important. The board and team at Safe Farms WA are all passionate about the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone in the farming industry.

Safe Farms WA aims to support the farming sector and is collaboratively forming strong partnerships and alliances to ensure and support continuous improvement and education in safety awareness and practices, which will improve farm business performance, efficiency and industry productivity. 

Safe Farms WA


Primary Employers Tasmania

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Primary Employers Tasmania is the State’s longest established and most highly respected provider of professional, personalised, practical and prompt workplace relations solutions to employers in the agricultural, horticultural and viticultural industries.
Its dedicated employees and Committee have provided a loud and proud voice for farm employers for more than 60 years.

Primary Employers Tasmania


Grain Growers

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GrainGrowers is a leading voice for Australian grain farmers, representing their interests at a national and international level.

Grain Growers


The Australian Workers’ Union

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The Australian Workers' Union (AWU) is one of Australia's largest and oldest trade unions. It traces its origins to unions founded in the pastoral and mining industries in the 1880s and currently has approximately 100,000 members. 

The Australian Workers' Union