The Australian Meat Producers Group ('AMPG') have made a submission to the Productivity Commission's Inquiry into Regulation of Agriculture calling for the Commission to:
- endorse the amendments contained in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2016 and recommended by the Australian Government Competition Policy Review in relation to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2001 (Cth), including the implementation of an 'effects' test;
- support the introduction of a mandatory price reporting system similar to the livestock mandatory price reporting regimes in the United States, and also proposed by the European Commission, for beef cattle, as well as other agricultural industries;
- support and advocate for the reduction of the undue burden flowing from government influenced costs and charges that disadvantage Australian producers and processors on the global market; and
- support Australian agricultural producers' endeavours to form stronger, industry specific, properly-funded advocacy groups as recommended in the RRAT Committee's Grass-fed Cattle Levy Report
To read the full submission please click here.