Two things we want you to remember when it comes to milk.
✅ Buy local and support small Australian dairy farms.
✅ Boycott Coles for taking the extra money you paid for milk from dairy farmers.
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"Official statement from Maleny Dairies"
Maleny Dairies is a family owned, award winning milk production company, which employs approximately 50 staff members from the local community, purchases milk from 11 local farmer’s, supports several charity and community groups and is making a strong sustainable footprint to the long term business model of the company.
Maleny Dairies has been overlooked for a local tender in favour of Chinese and French owned companies and had Maleny Dairies been awarded the tender, it would have ensured the safe guarding of the local work force employed by the company and that of our dairy farms (which has seen Qld dairy farm numbers drastically drop from 350 in 2018/19 to a shocking 303 in 2020).
In this case the tender process appears to have been solely focused on the ability to deliver the cheapest milk regardless the consequences to local employment and industry collapse as cheap UHT low quality milk from Southern states adds to the disruptive tipping point for our local industry and in turn our regional economy, and is surely linked to a hospital cost blowout and cost cutting program.
Clarification on several points need to be addressed by the Queensland State Government with regards to the Procurement Policy and putting QUEENSLANDERS FIRST.
1. Maleny Dairies supported Queensland Government’s “Buy Local” initiative all last year, regularly attending Ministers’ media launches. We did not see Lacatalis or Lions at any of these media launches.
2. Maleny Dairies was strongly encouraged to tender for this work even when we communicated we couldn’t compete on price.
3. Maleny Dairies farmers needed that contract and so did we. Local farmers will struggle to stay in business.
4. The Queensland Government has spent last year saying it will support local Queensland owned businesses and Queensland jobs and then gives a milk tender to a Chinese and French owned company.
It appears to us from a community perspective that the Minister for Health has focused singularly on his problem of cost blowout and cutting budgets and as a consequence has been blindsided by that process to the broader implications both at the community and government policy level.
Maleny Dairies is seeking an urgent conversation with the Premier and the Minister for Health to understand if this is the case, and as a result, the tender process can be reviewed.
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This is how the Qld Labor government protects our food security and dairy industry.
It also demonstrates that they prefer to support foreign entity’s rather than Australian businesses.
It’s just another kick in the guts for our dairy farmers
Here’s our #PolicySnapShot
Fair Milk Pricing
As part of our Food Security Policy the ABF party supports the introduction of a minimum gate price per litre for Aussie Milk. We need to ensure Australian Dairy Farmers achieve a fair price for their product to protect the viability of their businesses, and to guarentee supply to Australian families.
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A lucrative milk deal to supply hospitals in Queensland has gone to a French and Chinese-owned company.
The owners of an award-winning Sunshine Coast dairy want to know why.
New Disaster Recovery Minister admits bushfire victims haven’t received any donations.
Millions of dollars have been donated from around the world to provide aid to Australian families and yet the bureaucracy has been slow to deliver emergency financial aid to the families who have lost everything.
The clock is ticking and families desperately need help.
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The state government has appointed a Minister for Disaster Recovery as it’s been revealed donations still haven’t reached bushfire victims. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been don…
13th JANUARY, 81 YEARS AGO WAS KNOWN AS ‘BLACK FRIDAY’
On this day, Eighty-one years ago (13th Jan 1939) with temperatures above 110°F (45°C) across Victoria and the state in drought, bush fires consumed 3,700 buildings across the state, 71 lives were lost and 5 towns completely destroyed- never to be rebuilt.
The Royal Commission into ‘’Black Friday’’ concluded;
"The amount of controlled burning which was done was RIDICULOUSLY INADEQUATE"
“There had been no fires to equal these in destructiveness or intensity in the history of settlement in this State, except perhaps the fires of 1851, which, too, came at summer culmination of a long drought.
‘’At midday, in many places, it was dark as night. Men carrying hurricane lamps, worked to make safe their families and belongings Travellers on the highways were trapped by fires or blazing fallen trees, and perished. Throughout the land there was daytime darkness’.’
“The speed of the fires was appalling. They leaped from mountain peak to mountain peak, or far out into the lower country, lighting the forests 6 or 7 miles in advance of the main fires. Blown by a wind of great force, they roared as they travelled. Balls of crackling fire sped at a great pace in advance of the fires, consuming with a roaring, explosive noise, all that they touched.‘’
‘’On that day it appeared that the whole State was alight"
Here's a link to the history of Back Friday from Forrest Fire Management Victoria
Do you think bureaucrats and politicians are delivering policy to ensure Australian families are safe and protected?
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