NEW research by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) reveals how a return to collective bargaining can offer significant value for medium-sized farm businesses.
Released as part of a series of reports from RIRDC’s national rural issues program, the collective bargaining research will help drive a pilot program identified by the Australian Government’s agricultural competitiveness white paper.
The pilot, to be delivered by RIRDC, is being designed to provide knowledge and materials on co-operatives, collective bargaining and innovative business models to improve the productivity of Australian primary producers.
“This new research supports policy directions for the future of Australian agriculture,” RIRDC’s managing director Craig Burns said.
“Through providing independent analysis and trusted insights, RIRDC’s national rural issues program is designed to inform how policy is debated by government and industry on national and global issues relevant to agriculture and rural policy.”
Professor William van Caenegem, from Bond University in Queensland, who led the collective bargaining research, said opportunities to collaborate exist for medium-sized farms in particular.
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