The public submission period for the review of the Dairy Industry Code has been extended by two weeks, until the end of the month.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the submission period would now close on August 29. allowing more input from dairy farmers, processors, and industry groups.
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"Based on feedback, we've extended the public submission period to allow more people to have their say on the Dairy Industry Code," Mr Littleproud said.
"Extending the submission period will allow greater opportunity for everyone to have their say despite impacts of COVID shutdowns.
"This is part of the first formal review process for the Dairy Industry Code."
Mr Littleproud said the review would play a critical role in assessing whether the code was operating as intended and delivering the outcomes the dairy industry needs.
The mandatory Dairy Industry Code was introduced on January 1, 2020 to ensure a fairer go for dairy farmers.
"It's about keeping families on the farm while creating a stronger business environment with better regulation, healthier market competition, and more competitive supply chains," Mr Littleproud said.
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