STAKEHOLDERS are invited to make submissions by January 31, 2024 to the Federal Government’s second review of the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct.
Known as the Wheat Port Code, it regulates bulk terminal service providers to ensure exporters have fair and transparent access to Australia’s 31 port terminal services.
The regulation is scheduled to be repealed on 1 October 2024, unless a decision is made by government to re-make it.
Grain Producers Australia chair and Western Australian grower Barry Large said growers had been let down by the Federal Government’s failure to implement common-sense and pragmatic reforms delivered in the code’s previous review process, which started six years ago.
GPA’s submission to the first review supported the code’s continuation, with improvements to help protect growers and market operations, with improved transparency and accountability measures.