Independent Review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct 2023–24

3 days left to have your say
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.

Dr Emerson will release an interim report for any further feedback from stakeholders.


Statement by Dr Craig Emerson - Consultation paper for review of Food and Grocery Code of Conduct released - 5 February 2023



You can submit responses to this consultation up until 29 February 2024. 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.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Grocery Code Review Secretariat
Market Conduct and Digital Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent