A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on grocery pricing in South Australia with particular reference to:

a) The prices for groceries and staple goods and products at South Australian supermarkets and grocery stores, compared to other states in Australia;
b) The disparities in grocery pricing between metropolitan and regional areas;
c) The prices paid to local growers, producers and suppliers for goods and services compared to prices charged to consumers in South Australian supermarkets and grocery stores, and the reasons for these disparities;
d) The impact of retail consumer pricing on consumers, particularly for those on low incomes;
e) The prevalence of food insecurity in South Australia;
f) The prevalence of price gouging practices and anti-competitive behaviour among grocery retailers and the impact on consumers;
g) Potential opportunities for price monitoring, transparency in retail pricing and further regulation of pricing; and
h) Any other related matters.

Any person or organisation wishing to make a written submission to the Committee, or register an interest in presenting oral evidence to the Committee, is invited to do so by Friday, 5 April 2024.

Written submissions and expressions of interest should be addressed to:

Secretary to the Committee
C/- Parliament House
GPO Box 572
Adelaide SA 5001

For any queries or to discuss the submission due date, please contact the Secretary by telephone on (08) 8237 9498 or as above.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.