Farmer Whose Heart-breaking Video Went Viral Speaks Out

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A struggling dairy farmer whose video has gone viral, has spoken to the Hit Network about the struggles of farming in Australia. 

In the clip, Shane Hickey details how equipment is breaking and water restrictions look to be in place very soon due to the dry winter weather. He also claims he's making just $2.46 an hour. 

Listen to the chat here:

The ACCC's report on its inquiry into the dairy sector, released in May this year, found processors set their own prices for farmers and there was no link between prices paid to farmers by milk processors and the  amount supermarkets charged for private label milk. The report also found raising retail prices wouldn't lead to higher prices being paid to farmers. 

The report suggests a mandatory code of conduct for dairy processors to give farmers more bargaining power.

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