Have your say on Australian Dairy Plan

By Alana Christensen

Dairy farmers will get a chance to have their say on the Australian Dairy Plan, with four consultation sessions to be held this month.

Supported by Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Farmers, Australian Dairy Products Federation and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, the plan will identify key industry priorities when it’s handed down later this year.
The workshops will be held at the below times and locations.
Date Time Location Register
Monday, June 3 10am - 2.30pm

Northern District Community Health Service at 25 King Edward St, Cohuna

Tuesday, June 4 10am - 2.30pm

Ballantyne Centre at 9 Hastie St, Tatura

Wednesday, June 5 10am - 2.30pm

Finley Returned Soldiers Club at 63-67 Tocumwal St, Finley

Thursday, June 6 10am - 2.30pm

DELWP Office at 1 McKoy St, West Wodonga


Former Victorian premier John Brumby has been appointed as independent chair of the Australian Dairy Plan ahead of the consultations.

‘‘I recognise that this is a difficult time to be looking to the future, given the extensive dry conditions across Australia and the current lack of profitability for many dairy farmers and dairy manufacturers,’’ Mr Brumby said.

‘‘But this makes it more important than ever to get our focus right on the future and for the industry to unite and work together.

‘‘I’ve seen first-hand the capability of the dairy industry to achieve great things, and despite the cost pressures, there are many positive elements about the outlook for dairy — local consumption is growing in both volume and value, international demand for Australian dairy products continues to grow, commodity prices have stabilised and processing companies have invested in building capacity.’’

For more information visit: dairyplan.com.au