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Australia – Canegrowers in Queensland secure right of say in sugar marketing [Registered]

The parliament has backed canegrowers, some of whom feel they are powerless against the mills that process and market their sugar and want the government to once again protect them. The legislation includes a “pre-contract arbitration” clause, which basically gives growers the right to enter industrial relations-style adversarial arbitration if the mills and the growers disagree over terms. The legislation also creates a vague new right for growers – which did not even exist under the old system – to have some say over sugar’s marketing efforts.…

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