Senators Jacqui Lambie and Nick Xenophon co-sponsored a motion to form the Senate Economics References Committee inquiry last month in response to the cuts made by Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to farm gate milk prices earlier this year.

Industry lobby group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has today appeared before the committee to recommend a series of measures to ensure the viability of the dairy industry.

ADF president David Basham said the inquiry allowed industry to work with government to “lead a collaborative approach to represent all dairy farmers”.

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