Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review 2023–24 - Interim Report

This consultation process has now been completed.
Consultation Type
Discussion 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 purpose of the Food and Grocery Code (the Code) is to address harmful practices in the grocery industry stemming from an imbalance of bargaining power between supermarkets and their suppliers.

The Interim Report provides 11 recommendations for improving the Code, drawing on submissions received to the consultation paper, and consultation undertaken to date. Some of the recommendations are firm and will not change, whereas others are subject to further consultation.

Submissions to the Interim Report will assist Dr Emerson in preparing a Final Report, which will be provided to the Government by 30 June 2024.


Statement by Dr Craig Emerson – Release of the Interim Report of the Review of the Grocery Code of Conduct – 8 April 2024.

Joint statements by the Treasurer and Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury



No submissions are currently available.