Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said he applauds this morning’s announcement by Woolworths it will remove $1 per litre fresh milk from nationwide sale from 19 February.
Mr Fraser said he was pleased the supermarket giant had taken this major step recognising the damage to our dairy industry from $1 per litre milk, with two and three litre bottles to sell for $2.20 and $3.30 respectively.
“I am delighted Woolworths has finally taken this decision – the higher prices will provide a much-needed shot in the arm for our struggling dairy farmers,” Mr Fraser said.
“The dairy industry has been doing it tough for a long time – the worsening drought conditions have sent the price for feed through the roof, and many farmers have gone to the wall.
“The ‘cheap’ milk syndrome is a significant issue which I’ve raised in the NSW Parliament, in the media, and with my parliamentary colleagues and the supermarket chains themselves.
“Thank goodness Woolworths has acquiesced to demands for a fair go for our farmers.
“I call on the boards of Coles and Aldi to now follow suit.”