The Productivity Commission has handed its first report into cheap imported food to the new Federal Government.
It’s investigated whether an unforeseen flood of processed fruit and tomato products from other countries, and a high Australian dollar, are unfairly destroying local industry.
The report can recommend 200 days of tariffs be placed on foreign products entering the country.
Liberal Member for Murray, Sharman Stone, presented to the inquiry and says her government will deal with the report has soon as it’s finished moving into office.
“I’ve been speaking to the Assistant Treasurer’s office (Arthur Sinodinos).
“He is yet to know whether it’s his or the Treasurers office that will deal with it, Joe Hockey’s.
“That will be sorted out in the very, very near future and then the matter, I am told, and reassured will be treated as a matter of urgency.”