Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis is urging local farmers and stakeholders to have their say to help shape Australia’s first mandatory dairy code on Tuesday 20th November 2018.
“We need farmers and processors in Gilmore to have their say and make sure the code will work for them and our local region”, Mrs Sudmalis 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 Gilmore and this can be the first step to a better industry.”
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the dairy industry had come to him and requested a mandatory code of conduct.
“So let’s not waste time – let’s get on with it”, Minister Littleproud said.
“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 Tuesday 20th November 2018 – 10:30am at the Nowra Showground Committee Room, 20 West Street, Nowra.”
“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 email@example.com or phone 1300 044 940.