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Prime Minister Albanese Proposes Stronger Regulations on Supermarkets to Tackle High Cost of Living

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is taking steps towards implementing more stringent controls on Australia’s largest supermarkets, aiming to reduce prices and address public concerns about living costs. Albanese is open to empowering the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with greater authority, particularly after the ACCC raised concerns about the inadequacy of merger laws in […]

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Farmers Urge Investigation into Supermarket Pricing Amid Falling Livestock Profits

Sam Kelly, a farmer and owner of Red Hill, a beef and lamb farm in NSW, has observed a significant drop in the prices he receives for his livestock compared to the stable prices maintained by supermarkets. Despite a recent decrease in lamb prices, Kelly believes this adjustment was overdue. He highlights a stark contrast

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Senate Inquiry Targets Coles, Woolworths for Possible Price-Gouging

The Australian supermarkets Coles and Woolworths have been cautioned against raising prices before Christmas. This warning comes as they are set to face a Senate inquiry, a demand made by the Greens.  The inquiry, announced by Greens senator Nick McKim, aims to investigate these supermarkets’ price-gouging allegations. McKim emphasised the importance of the inquiry in

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