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General Notices

November 10, 2022
The nuts and bolts of cyber security

With the large-scale data breaches and cyber attacks making national news in recent weeks, it is clear that all businesses – no matter their size – must invest in cyber security to keep their business and customers safe.

March 28, 2017
Churchill Fellowship 2017 - Applications Now Open
SPECIFIC DAIRY INDUSTRY FELLOWSHIP ON OFFER

A national award scheme that flies people to destinations across the globe in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence is encouraging people involved in the South Australian dairy industry to apply.

Worth an ...

January 31, 2017
Power Cuts SADA can respond if you tell us

As you are undoubtedly aware the power infrastructure of South Australia has struggled to cope with recent events. We do have contact with the authorities when these cuts occur but we need to know early. If we don’t find out ...

December 12, 2016
Murray Darling Basin Plan – business as usual

SADA convened a meeting of interested parties last week to discuss the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Participants included Dairy farmers from the lower Murray, together with Claire Miller (Dairy Australia), Darryl Hoey (Australian Dairy Industry Council Water Taskforce) and Chris ...

Industrial Information

November 10, 2022
Changes to the Industrial Relations Laws

Family Domestic Violence Leave - Currently Unpaid

Family and domestic violence means violent, threatening, or other abusive behaviour by an employee’s close relative that one seeks to coerce or control the employee or two, causes them harm or fear.

April 01, 2018
Minimum Engagement - Labour Hire - ATO

There has been an amendment to the Pastoral Award’s Provisions for the minimum engagement period for part time and casual dairy employees. New legislation is now in effect regarding employers who engage labour hire. From 1 July 2018 there is ...

January 31, 2017
Family Leave By CHAS CINI

Unpaid Family Leave is provided for in the National Employment Standards. The modern Awards do not cover this type of leave. A brief summary of the unpaid leave is as follows:-

“All employees in Australia are eligible for unpaid parental ...

January 31, 2017
Backpackers on Dairy farms

Are you employing Backpackers?

Anyone currently employing someone on a 417 or 462 visa needs to register with the ATO by 31 January 2017 to use the new rate.

If you aren’t currently employing backpackers but will later in the ...

December 12, 2016
Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans 2016-17 Funding

The Australian Government has provided South Australia with a further $10 million in 2016-17 for the provision of Farm Business Concessional Loans, in the form of Dairy Recovery and Drought Assistance Concessional Loans.

The dairy loans are designed to assist ...

Policies / Submissions

April 11, 2017
SADA Strategic Plan 2017-19

SADA has recently undergone a planning evaluation leading to the development of its strategic plan for 201719.

SADA President, John Hunt, said,“Planning for our future is a core part of what I want to do as President. It is ...

March 28, 2017
ACCC inquiry into the Dairy Industry

SADA President, John Hunt recently wrote a letter to the ACCC inquiry which reiterated the clear message that has come from other producers across the country.

SADA’s message to the inquiry included observations regarding the effect of loss leading retail ...

December 12, 2016
Murray Darling Basin Plan – business as usual

SADA convened a meeting of interested parties last week to discuss the Murray Darling Basin Plan. Participants included Dairy farmers from the lower Murray, together with Claire Miller (Dairy Australia), Darryl Hoey (Australian Dairy Industry Council Water Taskforce) and Chris ...