As expected, Barnaby Joyce’s dairy crisis symposium today was nothing but a “talk-fest”.
Almost four months after Murray Goulburn slashed its returns to dairy farmers, the Turnbull Government has again failed to provide any meaningful response or assistance.
The only immediate fix for dairy farmers lies with Murray Goulburn but Barnaby Joyce refuses to muscle-up.
Yet bizarrely, Joyce is happy to tell media it is up to farmers to ask the hard questions of Murray Goulburn, stating that:
“…they wake up early and listen to the radio. There’s enough dairy farmers out there to ask Murray Goulburn. It’s their organisation”.
While the Murray Goulburn Board celebrates its increased profit, dairy farmers are in crisis.
Sadly, Barnaby Joyce is yet again exposed as all talk but no substance.