WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan is not ruling out government-led market intervention to rescue the state’s struggling dairy sector, which could see consumers paying more for their milk at the supermarket checkout.
- Alannah MacTiernan says market intervention is “quite possible” with the right evidence
- Producers and processors met in Perth last week to discuss solutions to the WA dairy industry’s woes
- Consumers could be asked to pay more for their milk to bolster the sector’s sustainability
Dairy industry representatives from the state’s three major processors and producers recently met with Ms MacTiernan and ministerial staff in Perth, in a bid to find solutions to a deepening ‘crisis of confidence’ in the sector.