In a series of anonymous interviews, Australian dairy processors have lifted the veil of secrecy about the deals done with supermarkets behind closed doors.
Australian milk production plummets as high feed and water prices impact Northern Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
Unfair industry practices and contract terms complaints by dairy farmers “are not effectively addressed” by existing competition and fair trading laws, a draft dairy code impact statement has acknowledged.
Coles short term drought relief initiative will help almost 640 dairy farmers impacted by the big dry.
Farmers and milk processors have until February 15 to get comments in for the draft potential mandatory national dairy code.
The dairy industry must take seriously the lessons learned from the 2016 milk crisis so that it can genuinely rebuild trust between farmers and processors.