One Nation leader Pauline Hanson was surprised to hear dairy farmers in the south-west were struggling just like those in other states, according to Farmer Power chief executive officer Garry Kerr.
Mr Kerr and other Farmer Power representatives met with Ms Hanson in Canberra on Tuesday. "She was surprised," Mr Kerr said.
In addition to that, Mr Kerr told Ms Hanson that a 10 cent per litre levy on milk was not enough.
"We said there needs to be a minimum levy of 25 cents per litre," he said.
"We think she listened."
Mr Kerr said Ms Hanson was leading the charge to help dairy farmers and should be commended.
She is calling for the industry to be re-regulated and for the mandatory code of conduct to be implemented in the near future.
"We were very well received by Pauline," Mr Kerr said.
"We told her as far as the mandatory code of conduct goes she has our full support."
Ms Hanson said on Tuesday she would push for a Senate Inquiry into the dairy industry.
Her bid to re-regulate the industry and introduce the mandatory code of conduct was not supported by politicians on Tuesday, but she has vowed to fight on.
In response to Ms Hanson's call for the dairy industry to be re-regulated, Liberal Senator Jonathan Duniam said the government was opposing it because it was not what the industry wanted.
"Government backed industry in 1999 when they sought de-regulation and will continue to support Australian dairy farmers," Mr Duniam said.
He said the mandatory code of conduct was expected to be implemented by mid-2020.
Mr Kerr said the delegates would also meet with National Party politician Bridget McKenzie.
"We're going to tell Bridget the truth," he said.
"We hope she will listen to us. It is very important she does for the sake of all dairy farmers."
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