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Qld premier cool on 'fair' milk label idea

AAP logoAAP 14/10/2016 Stuart Layt

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has stopped short of endorsing a private member's bill which would result in a label being added to milk bottles indicating the dairy farmer who supplied it had been paid fairly.

The bill was introduced on Thursday by KAP MP Shane Knuth, who introduced a similar bill in 2013 which was defeated.

Ms Palaszczuk says she'll wait until she reads the proposal before deciding whether to support it.

"At the moment the reality is milk producers in Queensland already have the ability to label their milk," the premier said.

"But I'll have a look at the bill, I don't really want to make any further comment until I've seen the detail of that proposal."

Mr Knuth yesterday said he believed consumers wanted to support dairy farmers, and the labelling system would make it easier for them to do so.

"This will make it very simple for the consumer," he said.

"They can walk into the shop and immediately see which fresh milk produced in which region is fairly priced by looking at the logo."

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