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Pauline Hanson says heart is breaking for farmers over milk price scandal

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says her heart is breaking amid claims major supermarkets are failing to pass on recent increases in milk prices to struggling farmers

  • Pauline Hanson has spoken out condemning the actions of major supermarkets
  • Coles, Woolworths and Aldi raised the price of milk by 10 cent per litre in August 
  • Struggling farmers have hit out they haven’t seen a cent since price was raised

Pauline Hanson has spoken out condemning the actions of major supermarkets over claims they are failing to pass on milk price increases to struggling farmers. 

Coles, Woolworths and Aldi raised the price of milk by 10 cent per litre earlier this year with 75 per cent going to farmers.

The supermarket giants then raised the price by another 10 cents in August but this time farmers didn’t get a pay bump. 

Queensland dairy farmer Scott Priebbenow has slammed the major supermarket chains for ‘pulling the wool over Australia’. 

‘They put up all these great statements about what they’ve done to help out the farmer but seriously Alan they’ve done nothing,’ he told 2GB.

The One Nation leader vowed to help struggling farmers when she appeared on Sky News’ Jones & Co on Thursday.

‘It breaks my heart to hear what’s happening to the dairy farmers,’ she said. 

‘This is all government, government’s intervention is destroying this country. They have no bloody idea what’s happening in our communities and to the people of this nation.’

In August the supermarkets claimed the increases were due to hikes in farmgate milk prices – the amount farmers receive from processors

‘I am going to push to get that industry regulated again.’ 

In August, the supermarkets claimed the increases were due to hikes in farmgate milk prices – the amount farmers receive from processors.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Coles, Woolworths and Aldi for comment. 



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