This industry association is in its infancy and is seeking membership to grow its numbers and provide an ever-increasing strong voice to parliamentarians and bureaucrats. Australia currently has the legislation in place to grow the crop and the means to process it as a food. To process the crop for fibre to produce textiles and building products requires more costly infrastructure. The prime focus of the Association is therefore to facilitate changes in government legislation to allow a confident hemp industry to increase production and expand smoothly.  In parallel, the Association will help co-ordinate information flow and education of growers, processors and end users.