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House of Representatives < 1 mins read

On Thursday 23 May 2024, the House Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Resources will hold a day of public hearings in Sydney as part of its inquiry into food and beverage manufacturing in Australia.

This will be the first of several public hearings the Committee will hold across the country to hear from a range of stakeholders, including those from the food and beverage industry, processing, packaging, and recycling businesses, and the research and development sector.

Committee Chair, Mr Rob Mitchell MP, said “Australian food and beverage products are globally trusted for quality and safety. The public hearing will be an opportunity for the Committee to hear about industry needs and aspirations, and discuss what kind of support is needed for Australian food and beverage manufacturers to continue to innovate and grow.”

The Committee will conduct further public hearings between late May to August 2024. Further information about the inquiry, including the Terms of Reference, is available on the Committee’s website:

Public hearing details

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2024
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (AEST)
Location: Mercure Sydney, Wynyard Suite, 818-820 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Witnesses: Veolia, Tetra Pak, Opal, Australian Council of Recycling, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Diageo Australia, Archie Rose, Hickson House Distilling Co., Vow, Cauldron Molecules

Media inquiries

Office of Mr Rob Mitchell MP
(03) 5716 3000

For background information

Committee Secretariat
(02) 6277 4114

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website On the site, you can read inquiry submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track this Committee’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

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