ACCC accepting confidential submissions

The ACCC can accept a claim of confidentiality if the disclosure of the information would damage the farmer’s competitive position. If the ACCC is satisfied that the confidentiality claim is justified, it must keep that information confidential unless it considers that disclosure of the information is necessary in the public interest.

If farmers wish to discuss this process further, they shouldn’t hesitate to contact the ACCC at dairyinquiry@accc.gov.au or on 02 6243 1280.

They may also make written submissions to that email address, or speak to Mark Laybutt on 02 6243 1280 or Amy Bellhouse on 03 9290 1997 to make a submission over the phone.