National Farmers' Federation

Statement on reappointment of Mick Keogh 

Comments attributable to NFF Vice President David Jochinke

The NFF welcomes the reappointment of Mick Keogh as Deputy Chair of the ACCC.  

Mick Keogh has played a key role as a strong advocate for Australian farmers and small businesses, ensuring they are fairly treated under Australian competition law.  

The work of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and its Agriculture Unit is vitally important in ensuring fair commercial dealings for farmers in line with competitive markets. They play a critical role in monitoring and enforcing appropriate competition in Australia’s agricultural markets.  

Mick Keogh has a deep understanding of Australian agriculture with roles across government, industry and the private sector. This includes 15 years as the Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute, an independent policy research institute that conducted research into strategic policy issues of importance to Australian agriculture and regional Australia.