Report No. 30, 54th Parliament - Milk Pricing (Fair Milk Mark) Bill 2013

Committee's Report

The committee tabled its report of the inquiry on 4 November 2013.

The report is available for download from the following link: Report No. 30, Milk Pricing (Fair Milk Mark) Bill 2013.

Government Response: 

View: Queensland Government response to Report No. 30 – Milk Pricing (Fair Milk Mark) Bill 2013. Tabled on 4 February 2014 by Hon. John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

About The Bill

On 2 May 2013, Mr Shane Knuth MP, Member for Dalrymple, introduced the Milk Pricing (Fair Milk Mark Bill 2013. In accordance with Standing Order 131, this Private Members’ Bill has been referred to the Agriculture, Resources and Environment Committee for examination and report.

The committee will examine the policies the Bill seeks to give effect to, the Bill’s lawfulness, and the application of fundamental legislative principles, as set out in section 4 of the Legislative Standards Act 1992.

The committee must report to Parliament on the Bill by 4 November 2013.

The objectives of the Bill are to:

Provide for the setting of a fair price to be paid to dairy farmers for the production of milk to ensure that a sustainable dairy industry continues in Queensland,  and

Establish a fair milk mark to be placed on containers of milk to indicate to Queensland consumers that a fair price has been paid to the dairy farmer who produced the milk.

View: Milk Pricing (Fair Milk Mark) Bill 2013
View: Explanatory notes for the Milk Pricing (Fair Milk Mark) Bill 2013
View: Explanatory Speech by the Member for Dalrymple

Call for submissions

Submissions closed on 23 August 2013.

Submissions are now available under the "Submissions" tab at the top of the page.


Thursday, 2 May 2013 Bill referred to the committee for inquiry and report.
Friday, 23 August 2013       Closing date for written submissions.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013*          Public briefing/hearing on the Bill - proof transcript
Monday, 4 November 2013Reporting deadline set by the House.

* Sitting days


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