Performance of Australia's dairy industry and the profitability of Australian dairy farmers since deregulation in 2000

March 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-208-4

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List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Background

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Context of the inquiry

Chapter 2—Industry overview

  The dairy industry prior to deregulation in 2000
  The dairy industry since deregulation in 2000
  Views on the current state of the dairy industry

Chapter 3—Dairy Australia

  The government's review of rural research and development corporations
  Independence and the ability to support the interests of both farmers and processors
  Funding and consultation on research, development, and extension activities

Chapter 4—Mandatory code of conduct

  ACCC inquiry into bargaining power in supply chains for perishable agricultural goods
  Issues raised by the Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation
  Stakeholder views on the code
  Competition in the dairy supply chain

Chapter 5—Industry statistics

  Dairy Australia
  Australian Bureau of Statistics
  Queensland Dairy Accounting Scheme
  Views on statistical data collected

Chapter 6—The future of the industry

  Australian Dairy Plan 2020–2025
  Alternative approaches to support a viable dairy sector

Government members additional comments

Appendix 1— Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

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