Independent review

Over 80 businesses with a collective revenue of more than $416 billion have signed up to the code, which is already working to improve payment times and strengthen relationships with small business suppliers.

To ensure the code is meeting its objectives, we have commenced the first independent review of the code.

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.

The terms of reference for this review can be found here.

Submissions are confidential. Any reference in the review’s report to feedback from any party will be de-identified unless explicitly requested otherwise by the party in question.

For general queries about the review, please email

The review is expected to be completed later this year.