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Productivity Commission attacks competition ‘effects test’ and farm foreign investment rules

By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra The Productivity Commission has condemned government plans for an “effects test” that would make it easier to stop large businesses...
Eggs act standards: Free range egg producers call for urgent reform and clear national guidelines

Egg prices likely to rise as farmers face legal uncertainty and “almost exactly the same” price squeeze as dairy industry

A national egg shortage has sent retailers and consumers scrambling as egg farmers face both uncertainty over legislation covering free-range eggs and claims of...

Why higher supermarket prices for milk won’t necessarily help farmers

By John Freebairn, University of Melbourne A fall in the farm gate price of milk and the pain felt by dairy farmers as a result, has...
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NSW small business Made by Cow sells world-first raw milk: “It takes a village to do something like this”

A small business in New South Wales has become the first company to legally sell unpasteurised or raw milk in Australia after being granted...

Small retailers feature on The Milk List, an online resource for consumers searching for branded milk

As photos of empty milk sections at Coles and Woolworths began appearing online last week, many consumers bemoaned they had no way of supporting farmers...
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Is it time to get regulation back into the Australian dairy industry?

By Bruce Muirhead, University of Waterloo The Australian government’s intervention in the dairy crisis by offering concessional loans to struggling farmers has prompted suggestions that other...

Coles and Woolies “ripping off” dairy farmers, according to Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Greens leader Richard Di Natale

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Greens leader Richard Di Natale both slammed Coles and Woolworths at the regional leaders debate in Goulburn last...
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The Murray Goulburn milk price saga has roots in the deregulation of the dairy industry

By Tim Mazzarol, University of Western Australia The history of the dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn and its farmer suppliers shows how a close relationship of trust...

“Root cause” of dairy crisis needs to be tackled if farming businesses are to remain healthy in the long term: Industry

Dairy farmers have welcomed the Victorian government's million-dollar assistance package in the wake of falling milk prices, but say more needs to be done...
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Murray Goulburn and Fonterra are playing chicken with dairy farmers

By James Lockhart, Massey University; Danny Donaghy, Massey University, and Hamish Gow, Massey University Dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra played a dangerous game of chicken...
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