Australian Pigmeat Industry (2005)
This public inquiry has concluded. The final inquiry report was released by the Australian Government on 16 August 2005.
The Productivity Commission was asked by the Australian Government to report on the competitive situation and outlook for the Australian pigmeat industry, including both production and processing.
The Commission was also asked to report on whether the circumstances are such that government and/or industry measures (including regional measures) are necessary to enhance the competitiveness of the industry and, if so, what measures would be necessary and appropriate.
In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission was to take into account the:
- structure and regional distribution of the industry
- key factors influencing the profitability of the industry, and the extent to which these factors are short or long term influences
- trends and factors influencing demand and supply, including imports and exports
- competitiveness of the industry, including competitiveness relative to international competitors, and efforts taken by the domestic industry to enhance competitiveness
- impact and effectiveness of existing and recent government and industry programs.
- Productivity Commission to Inquire into Pigmeat Industry - Joint media release from the Treasurer and the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Government responds to pigmeat inquiry report - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's media release
- About the public inquiry process