10 cent / litre Drought Levy update.

QDO's campaign to put pressure on the supermarkets, processors and government to introduce a 10 cent/litre Drought Levy is still receiving strong support nationwide.

The initial scepticism received as to whether this campaign could make a change has turned to hopefulness since major processor, Parmalat agreed that they would pass on the full levy amount to its farmers. Yesterday, NORCO also announced its support so the ACCC report stating that that having consumers pay more for milk would not guarantee that the money would go back to farmers, has proven untrue. 

QDO will continue to put pressure on supermarkets and politicians until we get this through. A new push will be released on Monday that will target Coles specifically since their public statements to date on the campaign use their contribution via Rural Aid as their crutch.

With almost 65,000 signatures and the number still climbing, our hope to reach 100,000 is clearly achievable. QDO would like to thank the strong support of the members who are sharing the petition and also the various media outlets - in particular The Today Show, Sunrise and Channel 7 News who have continued each day to generate public backing for the campaign.

Please don't hesitate to call the QDO office should you have any further questions regarding the 10 cent/litre Drought Levy.