UDV push on climate

By Country News

UDV members from across Victoria descended on the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the 42nd UDV annual meeting and conference.

A number of functions were held throughout the May 4 event, with members passing a number of resolutions on the day.

Members voted not to support calls for a prescribed code of conduct within the industry, in what would have been a strengthening of the current voluntary code, without adopting the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recommendations to institute a mandatory code of conduct.

Issues regarding water markets, research and development and branch participation were also voted on.

In a significant step, a resolution regarding the UDV taking a strong stand regarding climate change was passed.

The resolution referred to increased research, development and investment to allow for adaptation to climate change on farm to minimise its impact on farmers.