Regulation & Standards

The Tasmanian industry has ongoing issues around environmental, noise and light pollution, and marine debris, not to mention fish stock mortalities, wildlife cruelty, and mass escapes. Yet the industry routinely complains that there is too much regulation, while the government repeats industry claims of 'world's best practice'.

Here is a devastating analysis of one so-called standard.

The conclusion is clear: either the standards and regulation are lax, or compliance and policing is poor. Or both.

How does NOFF get involved in legislation, standards and similar very specialised matters?

We promote meaningful engagement with Federal and State MPs and government authorities, providing factual input to the development of policy, legislation and standards. This is an extremely active part of our campaigns. Our activities include:

  • Submissions to State and Federal parliamentary and departmental enquiries
  • Participation in Government and industry community consultation
  • Addressing Government and parliamentary briefings
  • Meeting face to face with ministers, regulators, media representatives and leading retailers
  • Coordinating and supporting similar activities in allied organisations
  • Undertaking and sponsoring research supporting all these activities.