The operation of the wine-making industry

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The operation of the wine-making industry

13 October 2005

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005
ISBN 0 642 71581 5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 457KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 149KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 85KB)
Summary and recommendations (PDF 155KB)
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 136KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Other issues for the future of the wine industry
A note on defining ‘over-supply’

Chapter 2 - Issues to do with the supply and demand for grapes (PDF 239KB)
Background: structure of the wine industry
Issues raised in submissions
Effect of the former tax incentive for vineyards
Should there be price or supply controls?
Other initiatives to stabilise the industry
Chapter 3 - Problems in relations between grapegrowers and winemakers (PDF 202KB)
Growers’ complaints
Legal remedies
Chapter 4 - Improving the position of growers (PDF 227KB)
Direct regulation of terms and conditions
Collective bargaining
Collective boycotts
A code of conduct for the winegrape trade?
A national winegrape growers’ body
Appendix 1 - List of Submissions (PDF 94KB)
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee at the Public Hearings (PDF 114KB)
Appendix 3 - Additional information (PDF 123KB)
Appendix 4 - Sample comments by growers (PDF 155KB)

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

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