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 will officially launch the week of 17 April 2016, to coincide with a series of food security related events and social media activities. See below for how to get involved.


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

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; www.foodfight.org.au

Join us for a screening of ‘In Defence of Food’ – the confronting documentary by Michael Pollen about the modern food industry.

WHEN: Monday, 18 April 2016, 6.00 – 7.30pm

WHERE: Old Geology Lecture Theatre, Science Road, The University of Sydney

ENTRY FEE: Free and open to all

Bookings essential. Register here.

The screening will be followed by the informal launch of the Right To Food Coalition. Join us for drinks and conversation.

WHEN: Monday, 18 April 2016, 8.00 – 10.00pm

WHERE:Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel St, Forest Lodge

Find out more here.


Melbourne Events

Join us for the Food Security Research Forum

WHEN: Thursday 21 April 2016, 8.45 – 4.30pm Shoot 1 Small 97

WHERE: The Hub@Docklands, 80 Harbour Espanade, Docklands (five minute walk from Southern Cross Station – look for the giant rabbit sculpture!)

RSVP: Friday 15 April. Contact nutrition.dietetics@monash.edu to confirm attendance and any special dietary requirements.

Download the program here.


Position Statements

The Human Right to Foodballoon girl

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.