Cotton Australia’s advocacy work often revolves around partnerships with other like-minded organisations in the agricultural sector. Together, issues are debated and policies and submissions are developed and presented to government.
Cotton Australia also leverages a number of memberships to ensure that cotton growers have a voice in these important agricultural policy forums.
The National Farmers Federation is the peak national body representing farmers, made up of state commodity councils and farm organisations, and is a powerful voice for agriculture politically.
Cotton Australia is a Class A member of the NSW Irrigators Council, a collective of almost 30 local water user groups and industry bodies - representing more than 12,000 Water Access Licence Holders - set up to lobby governments on irrigation issues.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation is a collective voice for intensive agricultural industries in Queensland. It represents the interests of 16 of Queensland’s peak rural industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland.
The National Irrigators' Council is the peak national body for irrigators in Australia, providing a policy and political voice for those who use water for commercial agricultural or horticultural purposes across the country.