CONCERNS about a lack of transparency in the allocation of bulk grain export capacity has seen the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) raise the possibility of a review of the bulk wheat code of conduct.
Last week the ACCC released its grain ports monitoring report.
Within it, ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh said there was a need for reform within the grain export sector.
"While the grains industry has mixed views about the effectiveness of the current code, it's clear it isn't working optimally and a review is needed," Mr Keogh said.
Grain grower groups are claiming it as a moral victory in their push for the federal government to launch an ACCC-led inquiry into competition issues within the grains industry.
Grain Producers Australia southern director Andrew Weidemann welcomed the ACCC report, saying it raised a number of the same questions his organisation had.
"We believe it is time to get under the hood of the grain export system and really have a look at what is happening and what can be improved," Mr Weidemann said.