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Advisory Report on Competition and Consumer Amendment (Horticultural Code of Conduct) Bill 2011 and Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011

19 March 2012

© Commonwealth of Australia 2012
ISBN 978-0-642-79648-6 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79649-3 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 560KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary Pages (PDF 91KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 52KB)

Reference of the Bills to the Committee
Objectives of the Bills
Inquiry Process

 
Chapter 2 Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011 (PDF 159KB)

Overview
Key provisions of the Constitutional Corporations (Farm Gate to Plate) Bill 2011
Background to the Bill
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s 2008 grocery prices inquiry
Senate Economics Legislation Committee inquiry
Issues raised during this inquiry
Identification of the ‘farm gate’ price
Display of the ‘farm gate’ price
Impacts on suppliers and retailers
Committee comment

 
Chapter 3 Competition and Consumer Amendment (Horticulture Code of Conduct) Bill 2011 (PDF 147KB)

Overview
Key provisions of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Horticulture Code of Conduct) Bill 2011
Terms of trade and ‘intent to dispatch produce’ notification
Agent relationships
Merchant relationships
Dispute resolution
Background to the Bill
New proposals since 2006
The 2006 HCOC and the Bill
Issues raised during the inquiry
Transparency and accountability
Complexity and costs
Status of existing agreements and contracts
Administration and oversight
Committee comment

 
Appendix – Submissions (PDF 32KB)

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