It has become a well-worn trope of Australasian agri-food scholarship to cite the cases of Australia and New Zealand as early entrants into the neoliberalization of agriculture. Commencing with a process of radical political reform in the mid1980s (and taking only mildly variant pathways), Australia and New Zealand broke away from the post-World War II norm of protectionist-inspired agricultural governance (Le Heron and Roche, 2009; Almå s and Campbell, 2012; Campbell, 2012) and pursued a deregulatory pathway, articulated under the framework of the wider neoliberal political project.