SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced the membership of its new agriculture consultative committee.

“The committee will provide a forum for the discussion of competition and fair trading concerns related to the agriculture sector,” said Mick Keogh, ACCC commissioner.

The new committee will be chaired by Keogh.

“We sought nominations and considered a large number of applications,” Keogh said. “Members were selected from a range of backgrounds and industries within the sector including peak bodies, industry associations, and industry advisors.”

Members are expected to provide input at meetings on:

-issues and processes affecting the agriculture sector that fall within the scope of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010;

-emerging issues or market developments of concern to the agriculture sector; and

-improving communication with the agriculture sector.

Further information on the agriculture consultative committee is available at:Agriculture Consultative Committee.