Dairy farmers, processors and representative organisations are encouraged to take have their say to help shape Australia’s first mandatory dairy code in consultations being held in Mount Gambier and the Adelaide Hills.

Member for Barker, who also chairs the Coalition’s backbench Agriculture policy committee, urged local farmers and stakeholders to take part and help improve contracts between farmers and processors.

“We need farmers and processors in the region to have their say and make sure the code will work for them and our local region,” Mr Pasin 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 the South Australia 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 13th November at the Mount Gambier RSL, and on the 14th November at the Adelaide Hills convention centre.

“This isn’t the silver bullet and there’s much more to be done, but it’s a good start,” said Mr Pasin.

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 dairycode@agriculture.gov.au or phone 1300 044 940.


Contact: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466