Dairy Industry Code review extended

2 August 2021
  • Public submission period extended until 29 August 2021 for Dairy Industry Code review

The public submission period for the review of the Dairy Industry Code has been extended until 29 August 2021.

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the two-week extension would allow more input from dairy farmers, processors, and industry groups.

“Based on feedback, we’ve extended the public submission period to allow more people to have their say on the Dairy Industry Code,” Minister 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.

“The review will play a critical role in assessing whether the code is operating as intended and delivering the outcomes the dairy industry needs.

“The mandatory Dairy Industry Code was introduced on 1 January 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.”

The review is available for access here.

Fast Facts:

  • The public submission period for the first review of the Dairy Industry Code has been extended until 29 August 2021.
  • This review is critical to assessing whether it is operating as intended and delivering the outcomes the dairy industry needs.