In 2017, lion in FNQ lost a contract to supply a local hospital.
To sell that milk in Brisbane - the local farmers were forced to pay transport to Brisbane.
This is in a state which is not self sufficient in milk!
The forces of free enterprise - which the local farmers did not have any control
Of kicked in.
Commercial decisions were made which were not logical for the regions.
In case you are not aware - the Atherton Tableland has been identified by CSIRO AS an area where rainfall will increase.
Strategically it is a good place to produce milk for Queensland and the Northern Territory - which it has supplied for decades.
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