Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference

12:05 pm

Photo of Pauline HansonPauline Hanson (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to amend business of the Senate notice of motion No. 5 standing in my name for today proposing a reference to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee concerning Australia's dairy industry.

Leave granted.

I move the motion as amended:

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by the third sitting day in March 2020:

The performance of Australia's dairy industry and the profitability of Australian dairy farmers since deregulation in 2000, with particular reference to:

(a) the ability of Dairy Australia to act independently and support the best interests of both farmers and processors;

(b) the accuracy of statistical data collected by Dairy Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics;

(c) the funding of Dairy Australia and the extent of its consultation and engagement on the expenditure of levies revenue;

(d) the merits of tasking the ACCC to investigate how it can regulate the price of milk per litre paid by processors to dairy farmers to ensure a viable dairy industry;

(e) alternative approaches to supporting a viable dairy sector;

(f) the introduction of a mandatory industry code of practice; and

(g) any related matters.


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