Have Your Say This Federal Election 2019



The RiceGrowers’ Association’s (RGA) member-elected delegates have identified those policies which will have the biggest impact on rice growers, their industry and their communities in this upcoming election.

Our RGA policy committees advocate daily on behalf of their members, now we need you to get behind our campaign to push these messages out to the politicians, and the vast majority of Australians who are not aware of our situation, and don’t know the honest facts about how our water is utilised and managed.

The RiceGrowers’ Association of Australia is seeking all major parties and candidates commit to these policies that ensure the ongoing success of our rice industry this 2019 Federal Election,


  1. Take a copy of our election policies and CLICK on a name below , then send it to your local candidates, and to the current and shadow Minister for Water.  You can add your own comments in the email.
  2. CLICK HERE to share an email detailing our election policy priorities with people of your choice.  Copy our election policies
  3. Join the conversation on RGA's Twitterand Facebook.
  4. Click on and read the Policies below and use your voice to explain to those naysayers the significance of their vote in determining the future viability of our Australian grown food industry and our regional towns.
 Federal Ministers 
 Farrer Candidates
The Hon. Mrs Sussan Ley     Federal Member for Farrar and Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon. Mrs Sussan Ley   Federal Member for Farrar and Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
The Hon Mr Joel Fitzgibbon    Shadow Minster for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry Mr Kieran Drabsch
Labour candidate for Farrer
The Hon. Mr Tony  Burke      Shadow Minister for Environment & Water Mr Kevin Mack  Independent candidate for Farrer
The Hon. Minister David Littleproud Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources Mr Dean Moss Greens candidate for Farrer
    Mr Mike Rose   Mr Mike Rose  
    Mr Ross Hamilton   Sustainable Australia candidate for Farrer (go to website)

Other KEY RGA Federal Election priorities: 

  • Increase Federal Government investment in agricultural research and development during drought to maintain research and development programs.
  • Further improve the National Drought Strategy, including: providing further opportunities for relief from government rates and charges and interest rates.
  • Further invest in improved rural telecommunications and data services.
  • Implement land use planning laws that protect and value land within existing irrigation districts.
  • Prioritise the export of Australian premium rice in trade negotiations.