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DAIRY FARMERS INVITED TO PROVIDE INPUT

January 26, 2017

Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay has invited local dairy farmers to provide input into a Senate Inquiry.

“The Senate Economics References Committee will be holding a public meeting in as part of its inquiry into Australia’s dairy industry in Burnie next Friday and I urge farmers to attend,” Ms Keay said.

“This will provide farmers with the opportunity to express the various challenges, opportunities and experience in the industry.”

Ms Keay said the meeting will be held in the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Friday (3 February 2017) from 10.30am.

“Farmers who wish to speak to the committee on the day need to register their interest as numbers are limited,” Ms Keay said.

“To register or for more information please phone (02) 6277 3540 or email [email protected]

Ms Keay said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will also be holding a public forum in Burnie on Wednesday 22 March from 11.30am to 2pm at the Burnie Golf Club, 47-49 Scarfe Street, Camdale.

“The purpose of the ACCC forums is to hear directly from dairy farmers about competition and fair trading issues that affect them,” Ms Keay said.

“Along with next week’s Senate Inquiry, this forum will be a great opportunity for farmers to provide their insight into the dairy industry.”

27 January 2017
CONTACT       Justine Keay (Corey Speers 6431 1333)