17 April 2017

Queensland Government Urged to Support Marketing Campaign for Fair Milk Prices

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The Queensland government has been urged to run a marketing campaign to help consumers make better-informed decisions about the milk they buy.

The recommendation was made by a parliamentary committee, chaired by Labor member for Greenslopes Joe Kelly.

The Agriculture and Environment Committee is considering a Katter's Australian Party bill which would establish criteria and legal protection for voluntary "fair milk price" logos to be placed on containers of milk.

The logos would inform consumers where the milk was produced and that the dairy farmer received a certain minimum price for milk.

The bill, introduced by member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth, would also set a minimum price to be paid to Queensland dairy farmers to carry a fair milk price logo, calculated by the government's Dairy Accounting Scheme.

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