Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has met with Alex Robertson - the Vice President of Farmer Power, the new lobby group representing Dairy Farmers - and asked Alex what message he has for Australian Dairy Farmers for this election.
Alex Robertson gives his advice in a 30sec YouTube video clip:
“I wasn’t surprised when Alex told me that his message for the Dairy Industry was – Don’t vote Liberal or Labor. Vote Independents. Let's take control of our industries back and stop the Supermarkets controlling or ruining our lives – more to the point.” said Senator Lambie.
“Independents including JLN Candidates in Tas, Vic, NSW, and QLD - holding the balance of power in the next parliament - are the only hope that 40% of our Dairy farmers have of saving their businesses.” said Senator Lambie.
“All our Dairy farmers have been treated in an appalling manner by milk multinationals and supermarkets - and I find it very hard to understand why our major political parties refuse to support a 50c per litre milk levy. It’s the only thing that will stop our dairy farmers from going broke - and guarantee that our children will be able to access fresh Australian milk in the future.
If JLN senators hold the balance of power after this election – a 50 per litre milk levy, which the majority of Australians support - will be one of the first policy issues we’ll negotiate with the new Prime Minister,” said Senator Lambie.