Hanson’s no- vote threat
PAULINE Hanson has threatened to abstain from voting on “non-critical” legislation unless the Morrison government acts to save dairy farmers at breaking point.
In a new flashpoint for Scott Morrison, the fiery One Nation leader also blasted the government for wasting the Senate’s time for failing to have enough Bills to debate in the Senate, “because they never expected to win”.
Despite meeting with the PM after the election in what is understood to have been a frank — but ending amicably — conversation about the lead-up to the last election, Senator Hanson is today demanding the government re-regulate the industry to ensure a fair price at the farm gate. She has warned a generation of kids would be forced to drink powdered milk instead of fresh milk if farmers were driven to the wall and farmers could sell out to Chinese firms, transferring more land out of Australian hands.
Senator Hanson plans to introduce a bill within the next sitting fortnight.
Draft legislation reveals a new or existing commission would determine the base milk price.