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Fonterra: refund money you stole from struggling dairy farmers like us

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Farmers forced into debt and unable to feed their kids. As a dairy farmer family ourselves, the struggle to survive is worse than ever – but now massive dairy supplier Fonterra is refusing to pay back farmers.

This disgusting treatment. The same year massive dairy company Fonterra slashed our prices 70% sending many of us broke - they made $830 million in profit. But now, they’re refusing to pay back the money they stole from farmers when they dropped their prices on us. 

Despite being called a "national crisis" by mainstream media and federal politicians — nothing’s been done to payback the money stolen from the pockets of us farmers. Instead, Fonterra’s said they’ll pay an extra 40c/kilo of milk to current supplier which does bugger all for those of us who had to cancel our Fonterra contracts for going broke! 

Right now, dairy farmers are still being forced out of business, cattle killed or auctioned, can’t afford food or fuel. One farmer we know has been forced to stick cardboard down his boots – he can’t afford to replace his broken gumboots. 

I’ve had a gut full. I have two little kids to care for, to feed and to make sure I can pay for fuel to drive them to school. We’re owed over $130,000 by Fonterra, and I’m sure as hell not going to let them get away with it. They must refund the clawback to those who supplied them at 30 June 2016.

Help us demand Fonterra pay all the farmers back - we’re struggling to survive. Please sign & share my petition. 

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