Just a couple of points, Sam:
1. The Model Code has been incorporated under the animal welfare legislation and into the regulations of all States and Territories.
2. The ACCC is not concerned with animal welfare but the requirements of the Competition and Consumer Act which in practice means labeling of credence claims. The are not just prosecuting the egg industry re credence claims.
We already have a standardised contract available - it is in the appendix of the Produce and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct. Both supermarkets are signatories to the Code.
We have an economic downturn. We cannot afford to put the economy into even more of a downward spiral, which is what will happen if government mandates increased costs to industry - especially the export industries. Agriculture is one of those industries which would suffer from input costs which cannot be passed on. I would ask those who want large targets, are they prepared to pay back the banks on behalf of the small businesses in agriculture which would be so badly affected? If they are, let them put their money on the table.