Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

The inquiry will look at opportunities for expanding innovation and value-adding in the food and beverage manufacturing industry in Australia, with regard to:

  • innovation trends and new technologies, both locally and internationally;
  • ways to support new and emerging products and industries, including premium and niche products, new proteins and Indigenous foods;
  • opportunities across both domestic and export markets for Australian manufactured products, including shifting consumer trends;
  • approaches to circular economy, waste reduction and decarbonising, including packaging and food waste;
  • how the research sector can help to grow this ecosystem;
  • future workforce and skills needs; and
  • mechanisms for the Australian Government to support further innovation and sustainable growth in the sector.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 4114