12 July, 2021
Have your say on Dairy Code of Conduct
The public submission period for the first review of the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct has opened and will conclude on 15 August 2021.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the Australian Government was seeking input from dairy farmers, processors, industry representative bodies, government agencies and consumer organisations.
“The Dairy Code of Conduct was introduced on 1 January 2020 to address market imbalances in the dairy industry,” Minister Littleproud said.
“In this first review, feedback is required to make sure the code is operating as intended.
“The code is an important part of the dairy industry, and we want to make sure it is working positively for Australian farmers and businesses.
Mr Littleproud said the idea of the code was to address serious imbalances in bargaining power at each level of the dairy supply chain.
“It’s important that we
do our bit as a government to ensure a fair go for dairy farmers.
“Creating a stronger business environment, healthier market competition and more competitive supply chains means fairer prices for farmers.”
Public submissions can be lodged here.
The code and its requirements can be viewed here.