Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review 2023–24 - Consultation paper

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Consultation Type
Consultation Paper

Key Documents

On 10 January 2024, the Prime Minister, the Treasurer, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury announced the appointment of the Hon Dr Craig Emerson to lead the 2023–24 Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (the Review).

The purpose of the Food and Grocery Code (the Code) is to address harmful practices in the grocery sector stemming from an imbalance of bargaining power between supermarkets and their suppliers.

The purpose of this consultation paper is to seek information and views on whether and how the Code could be made more effective.

Submissions to this consultation paper will assist Dr Emerson in preparing a final report, which will be provided to the Government by 30 June 2024. The report will include findings and recommendations drawing upon submissions and evidence received during the review process.



51 submissions were received for this consultation, including 11 confidential submissions.

ALDI - pdf 116.81 KB
Australian Dairy Farmers - pdf 317.28 KB
Australian Grape & Wine - pdf 540.27 KB
AUSVEG - pdf 721.71 KB
eastAUSmilk - pdf 331.31 KB
Fresh Markets Australia - pdf 453.06 KB
Freshmark - pdf 680.59 KB
Fruit Growers Victoria - pdf 125.76 KB
Fruit Producers SA - pdf 273.5 KB
Metcash - pdf 228.05 KB
NSW Farmers - pdf 427.6 KB
TasFarmers - pdf 1.28 MB
United Workers Union - pdf 447.27 KB
Victorian Government - pdf 260.52 KB
Woolworths - pdf 419.98 KB