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FARM ONLINE | Government shuts door on ACCC grain inquiry push

The Federal Government has quietly shut the door on the grain production sector's push for an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the grain market.

After deliberating a request from Grain Producers Australia (GPA), the government late last year announced it would not proceed with the push for comprehensive analysis of the national grains market and potential competition issues.

GPA chair Barry Large said he was disappointed the government would not proceed with the inquiry but thanked agriculture minister Murray Watt for his engagement with growers during the consideration process.

Mr Large said GPA still believed the market inquiry would be an ideal task for the ACCC's Agricultural Unit, given it was established in 2015 to examine competition matters in agricultural supply chains, with specific expertise.


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