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The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is the Peak Council that represents retailers, processors, exporters and smallgoods manufacturers in the post-farm-gate meat industry.

 Annual Wage Review Decision Announced
On 1st June, 2018  the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its Annual Wage Review decision for 2018. The decision affects the award rates of all the 122 modern awards including the Meat Industry Award 2010. Adult award rates are increased by 3.5%. Juniors, Apprentices and Trainees will receive a proportionate increase.

Most Allowances in the Award have been increased proportionately.

The operative date for the increase in the First Full Pay Period to commence on or after 1st July 2018. 
The AMIC recently mailed out the new wage sheets and it contained a message that the new tax rates had not yet been released and 2017 tax rates were shown. We can now confirm that the new tax schedule for the 2018/2019 financial year did not change the tax rates unless the employee is earning over $1,680 gross per week. Therefore, the tax rates in the wages sheets are correct.

You can also access these wages sheets in the HR Secure Section of the website, along with a link to the new tax tables if you need it. 

To access a copy of the FWC Decision please click on this link to Fair Work Commission.

Beef Australia 2018
AMIC had a very productive week at Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton. The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud visited the Butcher's Kitchen to see our Butcher's Challenge in progress. His Shadow counterpart Joel Fitzgibbon also attended.
AMIC CEO Patrick Hutchinson (3rd from left) and AMIC Chairman Lachie Hart (far right) introduced the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud (3rd from right) to producers & butchers at the Butcher’s Kitchen

Thank you to our 2018 National Competition Industry Partners 


Country of Origin Food Labelling
Trans Pacific Partnership

The Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 is in effect from 1 July 2018. Businesses must label their products according to the requirements of the Standard. Login to our secure HR/IR section for more information.  
The red meat industry is a winner in the new Trans-Pacific Partnership ("TPP 11") trade pact.

Read more in the press release
Australian Agricultural Manufacturers' Alliance (AAMA)
National Sausage King Hall of Fame

The newly-formed Australian Agricultural Manufacturers’ Alliance (AAMA), held its inaugural meeting recently and is taking on one of the industry’s most pressing challenges: energy.
Read more here
The AMIC National Sausage King Hall of Fame is awarded to those companies that consistently excel at winning a first place in the National Sausage King Competition. 

AMIC WH&S Butcher Shop Safety  Video
World on a Plate - SOLD OUT
AMIC has produced a short video about safety in butcher shops featuring some SA members. Login to the HR/IR secure section and go to the WHS Database Index under "V" to download this excellent training tool.       

AMIC's Former National Processing Director, Stephen Martyn has written a book on the history of meat processing in Australia. Thank you to all who have purchased it.

Save money on energy bills
Australian Livestock Processing Industry Animal Welfare Certification System (AAWCS)

AMIC members  have access to cheaper electricity & gas rates in NSW, SA, VIC & SE QLD.
Make It Cheaper can compare your bills for free to see if a saving can be identified. 
Find out more
Read more on AMIC's
animal welfare here
AAWCS is an independently audited certification program used by Australian livestock processors to demonstrate compliance with industry best practice animal welfare standards. Read more 
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