Pig Industry Advisory Group

The South Australian Pig Industry Advisory Group (SA PIAG) is established under the Livestock Act 1997.

The group advises the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on the operation of the Act and how it relates to:

  • property registration
  • industry codes of practice
  • vendor declarations
  • regulations for the pig industry.

The group also advises the Minister on use of the Pig Industry Fund.


The group has 9 members appointed by the Minister:

  • 4 members are selected from pig industry nominations
  • 2 members are nominated by Pork SA
  • 1 member is nominated by SABOR Ltd
  • 1 member is nominated by the SA Pig and Poultry Production Institute
  • 1 member represents the Minister

Nominees may self-nominate, other than industry association or organisation nominations which must be submitted by the association/organisation.

Term of office

Member terms are up to 3 years. Members may apply for further terms of office.

Nomination for industry positions are called by public notice. A Selection Committee is used to choose candidates if there are multiple applications.

The selection committee includes:

  • the SA PIAG Chairperson
  • the SA PIAG Ministerial Representative
  • an industry member independent of the advisory group.

Industry organisations must establish their own criteria when choosing nominees.

Casual vacancies may occur as a result of resignation or death of a member.

These vacancies are filled in a number of ways:

  • Organisations nominate a replacement if their member created the casual vacancy.
  • Open industry positions may be filled by an un-appointed applicant from the last industry call for the position. Applications will be reviewed by a committee including:
    • the SA PIAG Chairperson
    • the SA PIAG Ministerial representative
    • an industry member independent of the advisory group.

The vacancy will be recalled by public notice if there are no suitable applicants.

Members filling a casual vacancy hold office for the remaining term of the member they replaced.


The Members of the SA PIAG will elect the Chairperson from within their members.

The Chairperson Term of Office is up to 12 months dependent on the member’s term of office.  The outgoing chair may renominate for this vacancy.


There are a minimum of 2 meetings help per annum. More meetings are held when necessary.

All members of the advisory group have the right to lodge a vote with the Chairperson if they will be absent from a meeting.

There must be a minimum of 4 members to conduct a vote. The 4 members must include the Ministerial Representative or their nominated deputy.

The SA PIAG Chairperson has a deliberative vote. Tied votes will be considered to have lapsed.

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Page Last Reviewed: 21 Feb 2018
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