The Horticulture Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Code aims to improve the clarity and transparency of trading arrangements between growers and traders in the horticulture sector.
Pursuant to sections 60CA(5) and 60FD(11) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, the ACCC is required to report to Parliament on penalties payable by entities that contravened the prohibition against price exploitation and failed to pass through all of their cost savings attributable to the carbon tax repeal, and compliance by all entities with the requirement to provide carbon tax removal substantiation statements.
The report provides information for the 2013−14 year on regulated water charges, transformation arrangements, termination of irrigation network access, compliance with the Commonwealth water market and water charge rules, and related issues.
Pursuant to s 60J of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), the ACCC is required to report to the Hon. Bruce Billson MP, Minister for Small Business, on its operations relating to the carbon tax price reduction obligation. This report covers the work of the ACCC during the March 2015 quarter.