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Monday, 10 November 2008
Page: 10412

Debate resumed, on motion by Mr Forrest:

That the House:

(1)   notes with concern the high level of market concentration in the retail grocery sector;

(2)   notes this is a situation that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission describes as ‘workably competitive’ and that this is not a term found in competition law; and

(3)   calls on the Government to address the issue of market concentration in the grocery sector and to implement policies to achieve improved outcomes for consumers, food manufacturers and producers.