Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

The Member for Fairfax and Palmer United Party federal leader, Clive Palmer, said he has been listening to the members of his electorate is concerned about the local dairy farming industry.

Mr Palmer said members of the Kenilworth community also expressed their concerns about the viability and profitability of the local dairy farm industry.

“Local Kenilworth Dairy farms have had to close as they can no longer continue to be profitable,” Mr Palmer said.

“The price of milk has been forced lower by major retailers and local milk producers can no longer earn a living.

“It is destroying local communities like Kenilworth, where people rely on the dairy industry for work.”

Mr Palmer said he would call upon Ministers to address the issue to stop major retailers paying less than the cost of production for retailers.

“The major retailers should not be able to use their size and dominant position to destroy the livelihoods of Australians,” he said.

“We want to protect our farming and dairy industries and make sure that Australian produce can remain viable for farmers and retailers.

“The government under Malcolm Turnbull has a great opportunity to grow and develop our economy and do what is right for all Australians and this includes ensuring our farmers remain farming our land.”

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