How we are funded
Management of the integrity system is funded predominantly by industry levies, incorporating a mixture of both research and marketing levies. Income is also received from the sale of NVD books and the LPA accreditation fees ($66 including GST per PIC every three years). This income is allocated back into the program supporting education and extension activities related to improving awareness, understanding and adoption of best practices under the LPA program.
How we are governed
ISC is governed by a skills-based Board, responsible for providing advice and guidance on how policies and standards are incorporated into the delivery of the industry’s integrity systems.
The ISC Board receives advice and input from the Integrity Systems Taskforce on operational aspects of the system. The Taskforce includes representation from all peak industry councils across the supply chain including: Australian Lot Feeders’ Association, Cattle Council of Australia, Sheep Producers Australia and Goat Industry Council of Australia.
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The SAFEMEAT Partnership’s Integrity Systems Policy Group provides strategic and policy input into the integrity system. An Integrity Communications Working Group provides advice on communications and stakeholder engagement activities.
ISC also works closely with other industry stakeholders the Australian Meat Processor Corporation, Australian Meat Industry Council, LiveCorp and Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council.
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ISC is managed by a CEO supported by a team of approximately 38 people with strong expertise in the integrity programs, database and analytical systems, balanced with significant red meat industry value chain experience. The ISC works closely with the broader MLA team.
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ISC was launched following a recommendation by industry and government in 2015 through their SAFEMEAT partnership – that one company be given responsibility for delivering a fully integrated integrity system.
Since our establishment in 2016, ISC has set out to deliver on industry’s vision of a single entity delivering an integrated, efficient and effective red meat integrity system.
Learn more about our achievements to date.