Terms of Reference

On 16 May 2013, the Senate moved that the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 31 July 2013.

The ownership arrangements of grain handling, with particular reference to whether:

(a) such arrangements are in the interests of:  
        (i) Australia's farmers; and  
        (ii) Australia's long term food security interests;
  
(b) there are potential impacts on competing grain traders' access to grain handling facilities, ports, silos and transport infrastructure;

(c) there are potential impacts for grain traders, and a competitive marketplace, of access to warehoused grain stock information;

(d) there is potential for conflict between the responsibility to shareholders and the best interest of Australian producers and consumers; and

(e) any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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About this inquiry

An inquiry into the ownership arrangements of grain handling in Australia.

Past Public Hearings

18 Jun 2013: Canberra, ACT
16 Jul 2013: Sydney, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Final Report Tabled

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