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Statement: Appointment of Agriculture Commissioner to ACCC

24 February 2016

Today’s appointment of Mick Keogh OAM as the Agriculture Commissioner to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is a positive step towards strengthening competitiveness within the rural sector.

Mr Keogh brings with him a welcome mix of practical, policy and academic experience across the agriculture industry which will equip him with a thorough understanding of the issues impacting on competitiveness and ensuring supply chain transparency.

We are pleased to see delivery of the commitment to create this position, as outlined in the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper last July, and we look forward to working with Mr Keogh, along with the ACCC’s new Agriculture Enforcement and Engagement Unit, on ensuring all participants in the agricultural supply chain are treated fairly.

We look to Mr Keogh and the Unit swiftly setting to work and to gaining the confidence of industry so as to provide us with another tool to ensure we are best positioned to take advantage of the growing opportunities before the sector.

Statement by the NFF President, Mr Brent Finlay.

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