Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2)

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Australian Food Labelling) Bill 2012 (No. 2)

25 March 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-795-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 447KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

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Membership of committee (PDF 11KB)
List of Recommendations (PDF 26KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 48KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Key provisions of the bill
The Blewett Review
The Government response to the Blewett Review
Report structure
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 138KB)

Public hearing
Committee clarification of the bill
Support for the bill
Consumer support for tighter CoOL legislation
Peak body support for new CoOL legislation
Support for the bill's intention
Positive effects on Australian primary producers, manufacturers and retailers
Opposition to the bill
Insufficient distinction between packaged and non-packaged foods
'Substantially transformed' insufficiently defined
Creating a "negative list" for substantial transformation
Potential impact on the brewing industry
Potentially negative effects on Australia's manufacturing sector
The need for an education campaign

Australian Greens' Additional Comments (PDF 8KB)
Additional Comments by Nick Xenophon (PDF 17KB)
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 16KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 16KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Country of origin claims in the Australian Consumer Law (PDF 23KB)

For further information, 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