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Monday, 7 November 2016
Page: 2850

Dairy Industry

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives this petition of concerned students of Year 8, St Columba's College Essendon, Victoria draws the attention of the House :

the plight of dairy farmers across Australia due to the retrospective price decrease of purchasing wholesale milk by dairy production companies, particularly Fonterra and Murray Goulburn. In our opinion, the price decrease has led to Dairy farmers suffering increased stress both financially and personally, in their attempts to maintain financial viability of what is often multi-generational family properties. In addition to this, the retrospective nature of the price decrease by Fonterra and Murray Goulburn has led numerous dairy farmers to find themselves in debt to these companies and has compounded the decreased income that they are burdened with.

We therefore ask the House to step into this market to assist negotiations between dairy farmers and production companies, to create a fair and equitable price of wholesale milk that is mutually beneficial, and secures the future income for dairy farmers.

from 1 citizen.