Malcolm Turnbull has called an election but dairy farmers are still waiting for someone in his Government to show any interest in the crisis they have been facing since being left high and dry by milk processor and marketer Murray Goulburn.

Already suffering the impacts of drought, dairy farmers who supply Murray Goulburn were kicked in the teeth late in April when they were told they would have to take up to a 15 percent cut in the price they receive for their milk.  Worse, the cut will be retrospective.

Barnaby Joyce is like a broken record trying to claim credit when commodity prices go up, but never takes responsibility for the commodity prices which fall.

The Agriculture Minister appears to be sitting back while Rome burns as the contagion spreads to other processes and marketers.

Dairy farmers in South West Victoria are in crisis and rightly, they are calling for an ASIC investigation of the Murray Goulburn debacle.

The CEO of the company has fallen on his sword but that's no help to producers who are demanding the Company be held to account.

The Turnbull Government needs to immediately meet with affected farmers to hear about their situation and what they need to get through this challenging time.

The Turnbull Government's silence has been deafening

MONDAY, 9 MAY 2016

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  • Ben Nexhip
    commented 2016-05-09 22:06:44 +1000
    Great Joel. If elected what would YOU do about it? No good playing the political point scoring if you have nothing to offer