South Australian dairy farmer Casey Treloar meets federal MPs over farmers’ plight


South Australian dairy farmer Casey Treloar was brought to tears as she met with politicians in Canberra.

Ms Treloar made headlines after she took to Facebook to protest increased costs of milk production due to the drought, with a video viewed almost 1.5 million times.

On Wednesday, visited federal Parliament House with lobby group Farmer Power to campaign for a better price for dairy farmers.

Some conversations with senior Liberal and Labor Party MPs, and crossbenchers brought her to tears.

Casey Treloar was in Canberra on Wednesday.
Camera IconCasey Treloar was in Canberra on Wednesday.Picture: News Corp Australia, Kym Smith

“Every conversation we are having is still a positive step in terms of being able to create a brighter future for the industry,” Ms Treloar said.

Ms Treloar said she supported a floor price because “at the end of the day if it means a better price for farmers, that’s what we want”.

Her efforts also prompted Justice Party Senator Derryn Hinch to write to Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, calling for him to act on a temporary 12-month levy of 10 cents per litre on milk.

Mr Littleproud, who sat down with Ms Treloar, said they had a constructive meeting but pushing for a mandatory minimum price for milk was an outdated stunt.

Labor tried to force a vote requiring the competition watchdog to investigate setting a minimum price on milk but it was voted down.



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