Dairy farmers, processors and representative organisations are encouraged to have their say to help shape Australia's first mandatory dairy code by consultation in Boonah on Thursday, 22 November.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz urged local farmers and stakeholders to take part and help improve contracts between farmers and processors.
“We need farmers and processors across our region to have their say and make sure the code will work for them and our local area,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The code will aim to make contracts fairer, more transparent and enforce a dispute resolution process.
“We all know how important the dairy industry is to us here in South-East Queensland and this can be the first step to a better industry.”
“Consultations are the first step in the process, and the Department of Agriculture will be in town talking to local people about what should be in the code on Thursday, 22 November at 10:00am at Simon’s Tavern in Boonah.
“This isn’t the silver bullet and there’s much more to be done, but it’s a good start.”
More information about the development of the code can be found on the have your say website https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/
People can register online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 044 940.