The future growth and profitability of the red meat sector in Australia relies on the investment confidence of its participants, but this confidence will be threatened if market information is restricted, or livestock producers are unable to obtain objective performance data, ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh told the MLA Red Meat Industry Forum in Alice Springs today.
ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh explains why reliable market information and objective performance data is essential to future productivity gains in the red meat industry.
The ACCC has launched a new online tool for the agriculture sector to anonymously report concerns about competition or fair trading issues. ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh will announce the tool today while addressing the Horticulture Branch of the NSW Farmers Association.
The ACCC released its interim report on 30 November 2017 and is seeking industry feedback.
On 28 September 2017 the Treasurer extended the reporting period for the inquiry.
ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh discusses the challenges consolidation presents for Australian agriculture, and the tools to preserve and promote competition in the sector.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is putting growers and traders in the horticulture industry on notice that they need to take steps to comply with the 2017 Horticulture Code of Conduct, or face penalties and fines.
Addressing the 2017 NSW Farmers Horticulture Forum today, ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh called on growers and traders to familiarise themselves with the Code and to ensure their businesses are compliant.
The ACCC has granted authorisation to Queensland Sugar Ltd, Bundaberg Sugar Ltd, Mackay Sugar Ltd and Isis Central Sugar Mill Co. Ltd to collectively negotiate with Sugar Terminals Ltd for the provision of storage and handling services at the six bulk sugar terminals in Queensland.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn), alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also alleges that former managing director Gary Helou and former chief financial officer Bradley Hingle were knowingly concerned in Murray Goulburn’s conduct.