Dairy

ADF backs dairy code after policy re-think

10 September 2018

Andrew Marshall, The Land
10 September 2018

PEAK dairy body Australian Dairy Farmers has done a U-turn on its contentious policy of opposition to a mandatory code of practice for the dairy industry.

After meetings on Thursday and Friday ADF has advised the federal government it will support a mandatory code for processor-farmer contracts if it delivers coverage across the entire industry and improves bargaining power for Australian dairy farmers.

The farmer organisation stressed a future mandatory code must include an independent dispute resolution procedure, with small claims to be investigated.

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