No fresh milk by 2028? New bill for fair price to farmers

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A new logo would be put on milk bottles to help consumers identify if it is sourced from a farmer who was paid a fair price, under proposed laws by Katter’s Australian Party.

Shane Knuth said the bill, which will need the support of one of the major parties and crossbenchers, establishes the eligibility criteria and legal protection for the voluntary system.

“Queensland dairy farmers are in a crippling financial crisis,” he said.

“The deterioration climate of the dairy industry is making it crucial to pass legislation that will help keep dairy farmers afloat.

“The fair milk price logo informs consumers where the milk is produced, that farmers were paid a sustainable price for the cost of a litre of milk, and that it’s Queensland’s fresh milk.”

‘No fresh milk by 2028’

Mr Knuth said an average of 50 farmers left the industry each year, going from 1500 to just 430 in 15 years.

If the trend continued there would be no fresh milk produced in the state by 2028, he said.

“Deregulation, natural disasters, and the dollar-a-litre supermarket price wars and unsustainable farm gate prices have slashed the number of Queensland dairy farmers.”

The bill now goes to the Agriculture and Environment Committee for consideration before it is debated by the Parliament.

It is unclear if the KAP bill would be passed, with the government and opposition coy on their intentions.

A government spokesman said Minister Leanne Donaldson would assess the merits of the bill after it was considered by a parliamentary committee.

Opposition’s agriculture spokesman Dale Last said the LNP had a strong record of supporting Queensland farmers.

“We’ll be keen to take a closer look at this legislation as it’s considered by the Parliamentary Committee,” he said.

-ABC – http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2016/10/13/new-bill-fair-price-farmers/

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One of the few patriots left who understand the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head this year.

Posted on October 16, 2016, in Agenda 2030, Dairy farmers, Farmers, Farming, Local News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Cairns Post Wed. March 30th 2011 had half a page, Letter, and photo from me ‘Lets have Local Milk on Shelves’ which also covered the decline of the local milk industry. When I was taking the photo of the milk display and the different prices the Manager of the store came and asked me what I was doing it for? As if I would tell him!

  2. Ask yourselves WHY the government are coy on helping the dairy farmers. Then Google Agenda 30, a New World Order formed by socialists and greedy capitalists to control everything. One of the first things they do is get rid of our industries, and bring a country to its knees so they can control it. Our government is part of it, ….if they were there to help us, they wouldn’t hesitate to help the dairy farmers.

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