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Sustainability of the Dairy Industry in Western Australia

Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:25 Jun 2003
Tabling date:04 Dec 2003
Deadline for submissions:26 Aug 2003
Date Ended:04 Dec 2003
Committee:Economics and Industry Committee (2001 - 2005)
House:Legislative Assembly
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:In accordance with Standing Order 287 (d), the following matter was referred to the Economics and Industry Standing Committee:

The Committee will inquire into the sustainability of the dairy industry in Western Australia and investigate:

    • The financial impact of deregulation on Western Australian farmers, processors, wholesalers and retailers;
    • The impact of deregulation on the supply of milk and price to consumers;
    • Reforms that will enhance the sustainability of the industry including any appropriate market intervention strategies, additional industry assistance and potential for market developments;
    • The issue of equitable participation by all industry stakeholders; and
    • Any other matters considered relevant by the Committee.

The Committee will report on progress on this matter by 30 August 2003.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
17 Sep 200309:00 AMPerth, Closed Hearing
19 Sep 200310:00 AMBunbury, Closed Hearing
15 Oct 200309:00 AM1/11 Harvest Terrace, West Perth WA WA Independent Grocers' AssociationJohn Cummings, President
15 Oct 200310:00 AM1/11 Harvest Terrace, West Perth WAColes Myer Ltd.Ted Moore, General Manager Regulatory Affairs Chris Mara, Advisor, Government Affairs
22 Oct 200309:30 AMWestern Australian Farmers Federation
22 Oct 200310:15 AMWoolworths Ltd
Site Visits and Travel Details:18 August 2003 - Visited four farms and dairies in the south-west, meeting with 11 farmers and producers.
27 August 2003 - Met with a major processor in Perth.
1-5 September - visits to dairy farms, dairy processing plants and relevant industry bodies in Victoria, ACT and New South Wales.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr David John Tognela (Dairy Farmer) on 19 Sep 2003
Evidence by.. Dr Donald Edward Vass (Harvey Veterinary Clinic) on 19 Sep 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Ted Moore (General Manager Regulatory Affairs, Coles Myer Ltd), Mr Chris Mara (Adviser, Coles Myer Ltd) on 15 Oct 2003
Evidence by.. Mr John Watson Cummings (President, Western Australian Independent Grocers Association) on 15 Oct 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Stuart Knott (Company Director, Australian Business Linkages Pty Ltd) on 17 Oct 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Adrian Ralph Brand (Farmer), Mrs Evelyn Anne Brand (Farmer) on 17 Oct 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Len De Nooyer (Regional Manager, Woolworths Ltd) on 22 Oct 2003
Evidence by.. Mr Antonino Pratico (Dairy Section President, Western Australian Farmers Federation), Mr Andrew White (Dairy Section Executive Officer, Western Australian Farmers Federation) on 22 Oct 2003