National Rural Advisory Council
Agriculture and Water Resources
On 15 December 2014, the Government announced in the Ministerial Paper Small Government - Towards a Sustainable Future that the National Rural Advisory Council will be merged into the Agricultural Industry Advisory Council.
The National Rural Advisory Council (NRAC) provides advice and information to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources on rural adjustment; regional issues; training; and, any other matters at the Minister's request. Under the Rural Adjustment Act 1992, NRAC may consist of up to eight members with experience and knowledge relevant to Australian agriculture: - A chairperson - An officer of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - A state or territory representative - A National Farmers' Federation representative - Up to four members with expertise in economics, financial administration, banking, sustainable agriculture, regional adjustment, regional development, farm management or training.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Rural Adjustment Act 1992
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
1 December 1999