ACCC seeking dairy committee members

ACCC seeking dairy committee members

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INDEPENDENT CHAIR: Former Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell has been appointed independent chair of the ACCC's new dairy consultative committee.

INDEPENDENT CHAIR: Former Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell has been appointed independent chair of the ACCC's new dairy consultative committee.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking members for its new dairy consultative committee.

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking members for its new dairy consultative committee.

Applications to join the committee close on October 23.

Former Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell has been appointed independent chairman of the committee.

Mr Campbell will be supported by ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh and the ACCC dairy specialist in the role.

The ACCC said the committee would play a key role in providing advice on ensuring compliance with the Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct the federal government was introducing.

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The ACCC was looking to develop and implement strategies to educate dairy farmers and their direct customers about their rights and responsibilities.

It has made it clear that the committee's role is to support the code.

"Members that represent an organisation or peak body, are expected to work with the ACCC to bring about the industry's compliance with the code, rather than advocate for their organisation's broader policy position," the committee's terms of reference states.

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The committee will meet quarterly from December 2019 for a period of about 12 months - with the term able t be extended by the ACCC if required.

Members will be select to "reflect the diversity of dairy farmers and processors across dairy regions to achieve a balance and variety of interests and perspectives".

Membership is limited to one representative per organisation.

Details of the application process and additional information on the operation of the committee is available at: Dairy Consultative Committee.

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