Effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector

12 September 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-653-9

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Membership of the committee (PDF 23KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 9KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 11KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction and background (PDF 71KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Previous inquiries
Interim report
Final report – key issues
Committee comment

Chapter 2 - The ACCC's Cattle and Beef Market Study (PDF 175KB)

Matters specific to the Victorian saleyards
Saleyard selling practices
ACCC's Cattle and beef market study
Purpose of the market study
'Boycott' at Barnawartha
Summary of findings
ACCC recommendations
ACCC concluding comments
ACCC's Cattle and Beef market study - final report
The ACCC's investigatory powers
Committee comment

Chapter 3 - Price Transparency (across the supply chain) (PDF 134KB)

Committee inquiry into industry structures and systems governing levies on grass-fed cattle
MLA's assessment of price transparency in the beef supply chain
ACCC findings on price transparency
Stakeholder views on price transparency
Stakeholder views on MLA's findings
The way forward
Committee comment

Chapter 4 - Grading (PDF 208KB)

The AUS-MEAT system
Meat Standards Australia
ACCC's Cattle and beef market study
Objective carcase measurement (OCM)
Chronology of events
Ernst and Young Review – final report
Response to EY report
Committee comment

Chapter 5 - Red Meat Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 136KB)

Origins and purpose
Changing circumstances
Grass-fed cattle industry restructure and funding quandary
Review of the MOU
Committee view

Appendix 1 - Additional information received (PDF 65KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 14KB)

8 August 2017, Canberra, ACT
8 August 2017, Canberra, ACT
10 August 2017, Canberra, ACT
16 August 2017, Canberra, ACT

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