Labor backs foreign milk companies over Queenslanders

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The decision of the French-owned food giant Lactalis to close down its Rockhampton factory and scale back production in South Brisbane straight after it was awarded a lucrative contract by Labor is a disgrace.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government should never have awarded the contract in the first place to Lactalis over the 100 per cent Queensland Owned and operated Maleny Dairies.  Labor's 'Buy Queensland' policy is meant to give preference to local businesses in the regions when government contracts are awarded.

Why wasn't due diligence undertaken to ensure Lactalis would not close its Rockhampton milk factory and sack its 47 workers only three weeks after it pocketed the lucrative government contract?

In regional Queensland especially, we need Small and medium-sized businesses to grow and create badly needed new jobs.

The closure of the Rockhampton factory is massive blow to Queensland's dairy industry and means more milk and dairy products from other states and overseas will be sold in our state.

Lactalis is putting the profits of its foreign owners ahead of the jobs of Queensland workers and dairy farmers.

Labor is directly funding and supporting foreign owned companies who are happy to take profits overseas and cut and run from this state.

To make matters worse, Labor has repeatedly refused to overturn its flawed decision to award the contract to Lactalis.

This is massive blow to Queensland's dairy industry and means more milk and dairy products from other states and overseas will be sold in our state.

It's a massive blow to the credibility of Labor's so called 'Buy Queensland' policy too.

It is now more important than ever that Labor reviews this flawed contract decision and back a Queensland-owned business that backs local jobs.

Tony Perrett MP
LNP Shadow Minister for Agriculture

 
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