A new consumer group, Action Village, is planning to use the power of a large group to coerce retailers to drop their prices. Action Village is seeking to gain one million members before they plan to go...

National Foods has offered the ACCC a proposed undertaking to address any competition concerns that the ACCC may have with their proposed takeover of Dairy Farmers. National Foods, a subsidiary of the...

Victoria’s largest consumers of energy and water are expected to make big resource savings through the Brumby Government’s new Environment and Resource Efficiency Plans (EREP) program. The...

The Red Meat Action Group (RMAG) has now added their support to Australian Beef Association (ABA) calls for a Judicial Inquiry into the Australian Beef Industry. The RMAG believe the situation facing beef...

Fonterra yesterday announced an industry-first 30 per cent national incentive for herd testing.National Milk Services Manager, Heather Stacy, claimed the incentive recognised herd testing as the backbone...

Food outlets, local governments and other interested parties are being invited to take part in an extensive review of Victoria’s Food Act. The Food Act 1984 regulates the sale of food in Victoria,...

Ever since the AGM of Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) in the middle of May rumours have been circulating that CCA will consider a takeover of Foster’s or the beverage operations of Cadbury-Schweppes. The...

Even though agriculture cannot be covered by an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the Australian Government must take steps to ensure consumers can still afford basic food items, the National Farmers’...

A tour of apple orchards in France and England has led to the discovery of 15 ‘new’ cider apple varieties in Australia.NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) technical officer, David Pickering,...

The Australian Fair Pay Commission (AFPC) has announced a 4.2% rise in the minimum wage, which will come into effect in October this year. The rise, equivalent to $21.66 per week, has been met with concern...