Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) today welcomed the National Farmers Federation’s (NFF) calls for the Australian Government to introduce a mandatory code of conduct for the super market industry aimed at preventing misuse of market power.
Mr Noel Campbell, President of ADF, joined NFF calls to Government to urgently commence a process to finalise a mandatory code for the major retailers.
“For two years, we have openly supported the NFF in their efforts to push for a mandatory code. What we’re ultimately after is a regulatory framework that balances out the excessive market power of the supermarkets,” said Mr Campbell.
Like the NFF, we are also calling for an Ombudsman and penalties to apply when supermarkets breach the code. What we need is a code with teeth.”
Nick Green, Communications Manager
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