PEAK dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) supports the federal government’s commitment to pursuing a mandatory Code of Conduct for the industry.
ADF has always said our aim is to address the information asymmetries that currently exist in the industry and strengthen bargaining power for farmers, while respecting commercial realities and supporting innovation and market dynamics.
We understand that a new mandatory code will include provisions to
Importantly, it will also establish a dispute resolution mechanism to resolve contract disputes between farmers and processors.
ADF’s support for a mandatory code of conduct follows an extensive review of the dairy industry’s existing voluntary code.
The Australian dairy industry is experiencing many challenges, and the government should be commended for progressing this important piece of work.
Ashley Mackinnon, Public Affairs Manager
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