ACCC attacks government’s Competition Review recommendations, while other sectors respond The recommendations published this week in the Harper Competition Review Final Report have been largely welcomed...

Debate about GST on fresh food ignites Recent suggestions from the Australian Federal Government that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) be applied to the sale of fresh food has sparked concern from both...

Potential divestiture threat to Supermarket majors in Australian government Green Paper The Australian Federal Government is considering a range of reforms that would strengthen competition laws and regulation,...

Deregulation strategy announcement silent on Australia’s Food Safety Standards The strong focus on boosting industry competitiveness in the Australian Government’s Industry Innovation and Competitiveness...

National Farmers’ Federation appoints Mondelez director as CEO The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Mr Simon Talbot, who is currently a Director at snack and confectionery...

A new paper on food consumption trends in Asia from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resources Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has been welcomed by Australian farming body the National Farmers’...

Northern Australia could double Australia’s agricultural output by “developing a food bowl”, with a focus on premium produce, according to a paper released by the Federal Opposition coalition parties. The...

The Australian Government has released its National Food Plan, which it says will provide “a roadmap for the future” for governments, businesses and individuals to work together. But the plan has been...

Australian Treasurer,Wayne Swan has disappointed food growers, producers and retailers with little new being offered them in the latest Federal budget, which was released by Mr Swan on 14 May 2013. Some...

The Australian Federal Government could abandon plans for a voluntary code of conduct in favour of a mandatory code, enforceable by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). According...