Collective bargaining in the agricultural sector

William Van Caenegem, Madeline Taylor, Jen A Cleary, Brenda Marshall

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This study provides the first comprehensive analysis of collective bargaining in Australian agriculture since the enactment of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). It identifies economic, socio-cultural and legal factors that affect uptake in various product sectors. It also assesses the potential socio-economic benefits of collective bargaining, and the various organisational structures, including agricultural co-operatives, that could support it more effectively in Australia. The study focuses on ways to increase the fraction of the supply chain surplus retained by farmers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherRural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Number of pages103
ISBN (Print)978-1-74254-801-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1440-6845


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