SENATOR Pauline Hanson has talked down in regards to the closing associated with Pauls factory in Rockhampton, stating that the move will leave ru brides “an industry and its particular employees on its knees”.
“This is yet another blow that is unexpected Rockhampton and also the Central Queensland dairy industry,” Ms Hanson stated.
“The south part of Rockhampton has seen a few of its biggest companies abandoned and left to rot, and unfortunately your choice by Lactalis to destroy down 47 jobs will dsicover another building left empty and a market and its own employees on its knees.”
“While Lactalis claims it’ll foot the balance for farmers to move their milk into the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, we can’t note that offer enduring too much time.”
“This is similar overseas-owned company whom won a Queensland local government agreement to provide hospitals for the state, yet they’re ripping the guts away from local towns and cities like Rockhampton.”
“Lactalis was accused a year ago of trying to hurry Australian farmers to signal milk supply contracts that payed them lower than the expense of manufacturing, into the hope of circumventing the Australian Government’s Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct that came into force on January 1.”
“Lactalis has to look into the mirror and inquire: could you seriously state you’ve got compensated the dairy farmers a price that is fair their milk or are you currently an element of the reason for the destruction for the dairy industry?”
“It can also be well well worth noting that Lactalis obtained $6.4 billion in Australia from 2013-2017, and paid just $43 million in tax, add up to simply 0.67% income tax.”
“Queensland farmers are tough, however the dairy industry happens to be slaughtered by the inaction regarding the Liberal and National Party who supported the deregulation associated with industry and continue to enable supermarkets buying milk from our farmers for under manufacturing expense to feed supermarkets obsession with low priced $1 milk.”