Just two years after dairy deregulation, beyondblue provided the heartbreaking advice that a farmer was committing suicide every 4 days.
Farmers across the Atherton Tableland dairy heartland are all too aware of this alarming statistic. Wool, sugar, tobacco and many other farmers have suffered at the hands of successive governments. Both Labor and the LNP have stripped away almost every protection mechanism that was put in place to encourage the growth and development of our agricultural sector. Fair pricing safeguards have been removed, making way for foreign processors and supermarket giants to ride roughshod over farmers.