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COUNTRYMAN | Wheat Port Code back under the microscope but groups divided

Australia’s controversial Wheat Port Code is back under the microscope with a three-month submission period to determine whether the regulations are “fit for purpose” at the halfway point.

The Federal Government this month put the call out to stakeholders to make submissions to its second review of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.

Introduced in September 2014, it regulates bulk terminal service providers to in a bid to ensure exporters have fair and transparent access to Australia’s 31 port terminal services.

The regulation is set to be repealed on October 1 next year, unless the Federal Government decides otherwise.

Grain Producers Australia chair Barry Large, who farms at Miling in WA, said farmers had been “let down” by the Government’s failure to implement reform from the Code’s previous review process.


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