The Red Meat MoU Review Taskforce White Paper published on 4 July 2019 recommended a red
meat industry restructure that is the antithesis of the findings and recommendations of:-
• the Rural and Regional Affairs Transport References Committee inquiry into the Effect of
market consolidation on the red meat processing sector handed down in September 2017
• the Rural and Regional Affairs Transport References Committee inquiry into the Industry
structures and systems governing the collection and disbursement of marketing and
research and development levies pertaining to the sale of grass-fed cattle handed down in
It was the findings of the 2014 Senate inquiry report that led to the formation of Cattle Producers
Australia Limited as a new truly representative advocacy body to replace the Cattle Council of
Australia as the grass-fed cattle Peak Industry Council.
The proposals in the Red Meat MoU Review Task Force White Paper are also contrary to the
findings and conclusions of the ACCC Cattle and beef study final report that was handed down in
March 2017 and a number of leading papers and studies into the effectiveness of agricultural
organisational structures referred to below.