Policy Agenda

Supplier Payment Code Independent review

Since it was launched by the Business Council over 80 businesses with a collective revenue of more than $416 billion have adopted the Supplier payment code, which is already working to improve payment times and strengthen relationships with small business suppliers.

As a part of the process of constant improvement, businesses are now invited to make submissions to an independent review of the Code.

Submissions will be confidential; any reference in the review’s report to feedback from any party will be deidentified unless explicitly requested otherwise by the party in question.

Professor Graeme Samuel AC, a former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman, has been appointed as the Independent Reviewer and will consult with governments, businesses and a panel of experts. 

The review panel will include:

  • Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  • Judy O’Connell, Victorian Small Business Commissioner
  • Peter Strong, Chief Executive, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia
  • Dirk Fourie, Rio Tinto, Principal, Procurement.

You can read the terms of reference for this review HERE and you can email submissions or queries to codereview@bca.com.au.