As farmers affected by the drought continue to fight throughout Australia, supermarkets are selling chilled milk at low prices "every day."
Interestingly, the bottled water is moving off the shelves for twice the price after a breakdown per liter.
Famous chef Matt Moran, who grew up on a dairy farm in Tamworth, shared a photo on Instagram, expressing his dismay at the national giant of supermarkets.
Matt Moran can not believe the advertised price of Coles 'milk given the farmers' struggle
The development comes when Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejected a possible milk tax this morning to support farmers affected by the drought, declaring that he "does not." I want to raise the prices for moms and dads who pour milk on their cornflakes. "
The Queensland Dairy Farmers Organization (QDO) wants to see the price of milk increase by ten cents, and that additional income be transferred directly to farmers.
More than 22,000 people have signed a change.org request from QDO, with Woolworths also as a proud supporter.
The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, is against the increase in the rate of milk to help our farmers
Mr. Morrison publicly expressed his doubt about the increase in the proposed rate.
"My first instinct is to never try to solve a problem with a tax, and I do not want to see any increase in prices for Australians," the prime minister told the Nine network.
"I want to make sure that we can guarantee the sustainability and viability of our dairy sector, but not at a cost for moms and dads who pour milk on their cornflakes."
The PM did add that the tax increase would be considered in the cabinet.
"There will be a proposal (from the Federal Minister of Agriculture, David Littleproud)," he said.
& # 39; Then we will consider it carefully & # 39;
Mr. Littleproud has been in contact with the CEOs of Woolworths and Coles, and the former is quick to endorse the tax if approved.
Coles has been a bit more cautious, and it is likely that the process will only occur if both companies are on board.
"This is a holistic approach to the industry, we hope Coles will take the trip," Littleproud said.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not support an increase in the milk rate to help farmers
"I have spoken with the CEO of Coles who has indicated to me that he is a bit more circumspect about this, he is worried about a tax of 10 c and the pressures on the homes.
"I have also talked with the farmers' kitchen tables, they told me they can not wait any longer, they need relief now."
Mr. Littleproud also said that his agricultural partners are working closely with retailers to ensure that the small tax can be facilitated.
"The talks have been constructive, they know that farmers need to have an industry in the future, so they are very open to any ideas and policies that may arise," he said.
"We are doing everything possible to make sure that the 10c (lien) goes directly to the farmers."