Competition and Consumer Act 2010—Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015

14 May 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-211-1

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Senate Economics Legislation Committee (PDF 20KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and overview of the regulation (PDF 42KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Overview of the Grocery Code 
Background to the Grocery Code

Chapter 2 - Views on the Grocery Code (PDF 137KB)

General support for the Grocery Code
Should the Grocery Code be mandatory?
Exceptions to prohibition on retrospective and unilateral variations
Dispute resolution processes
Penalties and enforcement
The appointment of an Ombudsman
Should the Grocery Code cover alcoholic beverages?
Pricing and other issues
Consultation process in the development of the Code
Committee view

Additional comments by Nationals' Senators (PDF 34KB)

Costs of mediation and arbitration
Grocery ombudsman
Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Appendix 1 - Submissions received (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 9KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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