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ACCC Supermarkets Inquiry – Primary producer roundtables

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is holding a series of roundtable meetings as part of its inquiry into Australia’s supermarket sector.

The ACCC is very interested to hear directly from primary producers.

The scheduled date and towns for the roundtables are:

Queensland

Date: Thursday, 30 May 2024
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm AEST
Location: Toowoomba, QLD – Address TBC

Victoria

Date: Monday, 3 June 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm AEST
Location: Shepparton, VIC – Address TBC

South Australia

Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2024
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm ACST
Location: Renmark, SA – Address TBC

Tasmania

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm AEST
Location: Launceston, TAS – Address TBC

Western Australia

Date: Thursday, 13 June 2024
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm AWST
Location: Bunbury, WA – Address TBC

If you would like to attend, please click the following link to express your interest via this form.

The ACCC will send through an invitation with the finalised venue details to you if your expression of interest is successful. Attendees will receive an agenda for the roundtable meeting closer to the event.

Confidentiality

The roundtables will be run according to the Chatham House Rule. This means that participants agree that while high-level details may be reported by those present, comments must not be attributed to any individual or organisation that individual represents.

As the inquiry is a public process, following the meeting we will publish a summary of the issues discussed at the roundtables on our website. Information shared in the roundtables may also be included in an ACCC consultation paper, interim or final report as part of the Supermarket Inquiry. Where information is published, it will be reported on at a high-level and comments will not be attributed to any individual or an organisation that individual represents. Individuals will not be named.

The ACCC will not be recording the roundtables, however we will have scribes taking notes to take an accurate record of the issues that are raised. No audio or video recording is permitted.

If you wish to provide confidential information to the ACCC, you may do so by making a confidential submission. Information regarding how to make a submission and how the ACCC treats confidential information is set out in pages 3-4 of the ACCC Supermarkets Inquiry Issues Paper published on the ACCC’s website.

Further information regarding the inquiry

On 1 February 2024, the Treasurer, Dr Jim Chalmers, directed the ACCC to hold an inquiry into the markets for the supply of groceries. Further information about the inquiry, including the issues that the ACCC will be examining, can be found on the ACCC’s website.

If you have any questions, please contact them via return email at [email protected]

Otherwise please contact APAL via email at [email protected]

 

 

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