A milk levy would distort the market
The AFR reported on the disconnect between the retail industry and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR). On Wednesday, DAWR Minister David Littleproud proposed a 10c a litre milk levy, but many retailers fear breaching competition laws if they implement the levy and are anxiously awaiting advice from DAWR. A more holistic solution that involves industry and government is needed to drive meaningful long-term reforms in the sector. The proposed 10c levy is fundamentally flawed, it would distort the market and subsidise Coles and Woolworths.