Dairy code meetings start Thursday

07 Nov, 2018 03:30 PM
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Member for Murray Damian Drum, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and dairy farmer Anthony Peating at the start of consultations on the mandatory code.
This process is the first part of making dairy sustainable in Australia.
Member for Murray Damian Drum, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and dairy farmer Anthony Peating at the start of consultations on the mandatory code.

Regional consultations on the proposed mandatory dairy code kick off on Thursday in Tasmania.

Consultations will be held across major dairy regions

Dairy farmers, processors and representative organisations are encouraged to take part in the regional consultations to help shape Australia's first mandatory dairy code.

“The dairy industry came to me and said they wanted a mandatory code of conduct, so let’s get on with it,” Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said.

“Consultations are the first step in the process.

“This process is the first part of making dairy sustainable in Australia.

"A mandatory code between farmers and processors can help make contracts fairer, more transparent and enforce a dispute resolution process.

“It’s not a silver bullet but it’s a good first step.

"There will be more structural reform to come."

More information about the code and consultations can be found on the have your say website https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/.

People can register online, email dairycode@agriculture.gov.au or phone 1300 044 940.

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