Right to Food Coalition

The story so far…

Australia’s Right to Food Coalition (RTFC) exists to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians by working to ensure equitable access to nutritious food. We are a Coalition of organisations, practitioners, researchers and community workers united in our cause.
An inaugural conference held in October 2014 attracted over 200 participants from across Australia concerned about entrenched food insecurity and reports of sharply rising demand for emergency food relief. More information and presentations from the RTF conference are available here.

There was broad support for development of a national RTF Coalition, with state/local branches, to collaborate on advocacy for an active commitment to the right to affordable healthy food for all Australians. The RTFC welcomes new members, individuals or organisations, who support our goals. Click here for the Terms of Reference.

Click here to join the Coalition.

The Right to Food Coalition officially launched the week of 17 April 2016, coinciding with a series of food security related events and social media activities. 


Parity Magazine’s ‘Beyond Emergency Food: Responding to Food Insecurity and Homelessness’ issue puts food security in the spotlight.

Find out more about Parity here.


Sydney Events

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Right to Food Coalition Master Class – Becoming an Effective Food Policy Advocate

When you’re fighting for a cause, how can you actually make an impact?

The purpose of this master class is to encourage debate amongst academics and civil society about the role of advocacy in food and nutrition policy, what it is and how to use it more effectively for the public interest.

Join the Australian Right to Food Coalition, the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Professor Corinna Hawkes to learn more about the power of advocacy at its best.

For further information click here.

WHEN: Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 5.30pm

WHERE: Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney University – Level 6 Seminar Room

Register for this free event here.

This event is brought to you by the Australian Right to Food Coalition with kind support from the Charles Perkins Centre.


Food Security Training – Macarthur

WHEN: Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 9.00am – 1.00pm

WHERE: MDSI Activity Room – Ground Floor, Suite 18, 171-179 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW

Register for this free training here.

RSVP by 9 August 2016

For further information click here or call Mary Enkababian on 02 8738 5908 or Nerida Deane on 02 4633 4119


Liverpool City Council presents ‘Food Fight – the battle for food security’

It’s great to see Liverpool City Council putting food security on the menu. Look out for RTF at the event and join the conversation online #foodfightliverpool

You can find out more here;


Position Statements

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This position statement outlines the challenges presented by food insecurity in Australia and presents numerous opportunities which would allow our Government to respect, protect and fulfil the right to adequate food in Australia.

The right to eat well, no matter where you live

This position statement summarises the challenges many households and communities face regarding physical access to nutritious food. It also outlines effective policy and programs that can be developed and/or further supported to help everyone in Australia to eat well, no matter where they live.