Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association

Invitation to provide feedback on a Dairy mandatory code

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources announced the government is commencing formal consultation on a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.  As part of this consultation process, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking feedback from TFGA members on issues that may be addressed in a mandatory code more broadly as well as eight specific issues:

  • exclusive supply clauses
  • retrospective and prospective pricing step-downs
  • cooling off periods
  • contract termination
  • dispute resolution
  • penalty regimes
  • costs generated by a mandatory code
  • potential exemptions.

Representatives from the department will be holding face-to-face meetings in each dairy region during this process. 

More information about the consultation process and the above issues, can be accessed at haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/dairy-code-conduct or by calling 1300 044 940.