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Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review – Final Report

Key documents

This consultation follows the completion of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review.

On 30 October 2018 the Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, announced the Government’s release of the final report on the Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct by Professor Graeme Samuel AC.

The final report makes 14 recommendations aimed at improving the commercial relationships between retailers or wholesalers and their suppliers.

Professor Samuel’s final report was informed by three rounds of industry consultation and engagement. His review received feedback from over 50 individual stakeholders including signatories, supermarkets, wholesalers, suppliers, industry experts, small business representatives and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Final report consultation

With the independent review now complete, the Government is seeking feedback on the final report recommendations to inform its response, which may include making changes to the Code.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 28 November 2018.

Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

How to respond


Address written submissions to:

Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review
The Treasury
Langton Crescent