INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: Australia investigates anti-competitive claims against the red meat processing industry

Pic source: beefcentral.com BY Kalyan Kumar  Following complaints of anti-competitive practices in the red meat industry, the Australian government has launched an investigation into the industry's practices. A senate inquiry recently quizzed the representatives of Meat Industry Council on the goings on in the sector. The panel is expected to submit its recommendations by…

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Where is our wi-fi?

Caption: Senator McKenzie and Member for Euroa, Steph Ryan, looking for Wi-Fi service at Seymour train station. Commuters along the Seymour-Melbourne train line are wondering where their wi-fi is. Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said wi-fi on the line had been committed by the previous Coalition Government in April…

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BORDER MAIL: Barnawartha bombshell

Pic source: vff.org.au BY John Chanter THE owners of Barnawartha’s NVLX saleyards knew weeks in advance that at least one processor would boycott its first sale in February, they told an inquiry sitting in Canberra this week. The admission was made by Regional Infrastructure managing director Gary Edwards during a Senate Inquiry into the effect…

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ABC RURAL: Australian Meat Industry Council gets a grilling at Senate meat processing inquiry

Pic source: meatprojects.com.au BY Anna Vidot The Australian Meat Industry Council has fronted a Senate inquiry in Canberra to defend processors against claims of collusion and anti-competitive behaviour. The Senate's Rural Affairs committee is investigating the red meat processing industry, and producers' claims around a lack of transparent pricing information and processor consolidation leading to…

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