SENATOR Pauline Hanson has talked away concerning the closing associated with Pauls factory in Rockhampton, stating that the move will leave “an industry and its own employees on its knees”.
“This is yet another unforeseen blow to Rockhampton as well as the Central Queensland dairy industry,” Ms Hanson stated.
“The south part of Rockhampton has seen several of its biggest companies abandoned and left to rot, and unfortunately your decision by Lactalis to destroy down 47 jobs will discover another building left empty and a business as well as its employees on its knees.”
“While Lactalis claims it’ll foot the bill for farmers to move their milk into the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane, we can’t observe that offer enduring too much time.”
“This is similar overseas-owned business who won a Queensland local government agreement to provide hospitals through the state, yet they’re ripping the guts away from local towns like Rockhampton.”
“Lactalis had been accused this past year of attempting to rush Australian farmers to signal milk supply agreements that payed them lower than the expense of manufacturing, within the hope of circumventing the Australian Government’s Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct that came into force on January 1.”