25 August 2016
Representatives from Tasmania’s peak farming body today attended the Dairy Symposium, convened in Melbourne by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
TFGA Dairy Council Chairman said that, while the mood varied amongst delegates at the symposium, he hoped that the event would result in some positive outcomes for the industry.
“There were a lot of key issues on the table today, including the need for transparent contract arrangements,’’ Mr Lester said.
“We welcome the news that the ACCC will conduct a detailed inquiry into the industry. We hope that this will see some of these issues sorted out as soon as possible.
“The TFGA has been in constant contact with dairy stakeholders and other industry bodies to ensure that the best outcome can be reached for the state’s dairy industry. We are looking forward to some much needed step ups into the future.”