Ban Baby Formula Exports

We're seeing reports across the country of baby formula being snatched up and sent back to China before Australian mothers can access it.With police busting a criminal network hiring people to buy the formula and send it overseas, you can be sure our mothers are missing out.If the government shores up our dairy industry again with prices farmers can make a buck out of, they’ll return to the industry and Australia will create surplus milk, which can be used to establish baby formula facilities that the growing Chinese population is craving.Our Government continues to allow dairies and other farming ventures to be sold off to Chinese companies who are simply shipping the fresh product by the planeload to China.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ban Baby Formula Exports

PAULINE Hanson has demanded a ban on exports of baby formula, revealing her daughter was hit by shortages created by China’s demand and international syndicates.

As police yesterday revealed they had busted an ­alleged criminal network that hired people to steal baby ­formula to sell overseas, the One Nation leader also called for more help to keep Australian dairy farmers afloat.

Senator Hanson has questioned why the Morrison Government was not doing more to sandbag local producers, which could meet demand for quality Australian products.

“We’ve known for a very long time that Chinese syndicates have been stripping shelves of supermarkets and chemists across the country in order to send the product overseas, where they’re getting more than double their money back and the Government have done nothing to curb the behaviour,’’ Senator Hanson told The Courier-Mail.

“My daughter went through enormous problems getting her hands on baby formula with her first son and the problem continued when she had her second because of this very issue.

“I don’t know why the Government haven’t taken steps to stop the export of baby formula, which is meant for Australian consumers,” she said.

“They could put a limit on international travellers taking the product overseas like Singapore and other countries have. They could also confiscate the product sent by airmail when scanning mail destined abroad.”

Senator Hanson said it could lead to greater ­exports overseas if there was also more support for dairy farmers.

“If they shore up our dairy industry again with prices farmers can make a buck out of, they’ll return to the industry and Australia will create surplus milk, which can be used to establish baby formula facilities that the growing Chinese population is craving.

“Our Government continues to allow dairies and other farming ventures to be sold off to Chinese companies who are simply shipping the fresh product by the planeload to China.”

All exports of Australian dairy products over 10kg require an export permit and health certificate.

The department does not regulate the mailing of small quantities of infant formula to China, or the re-export of foreign-made baby formula, such as A2.

22 replies
  1. Freda Nguyen
    Freda Nguyen says:

    I am with you 100 %, Pauline, on banning baby formulars export as well as keeping my air con on. You are the one and only person doing anything about anything. Thankyou soooooooo much.

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    • Italia Holmes
      Italia Holmes says:

      I wish there were more politicians like Pauline Hanson. She tells it like we think it!!
      I AM SO WORRIED about the direction in which the leaders of this country are taking us!!
      I am terrified if Bill Shorten is elected he will open the flood gates for all the refugees and meanwhile we have so many homeless problems here in our own cities.
      Its very very worrying that no one can be a true leader what will happen?????

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    • Marianne Pleming
      Marianne Pleming says:

      I don’t know if you are aware of another way that cans of formula are taken out of the country legally. I used to work at a Hotel in St. kilda Victoria which relied on 80 -90% Chinese tourists. They would come in bus loads staying from 1 to 3 days and nearly every time that they left each of the guests would have a big box in which would be at least 10 to 12 cans of formula. Now we had hundreds of Chinese guests a week doing this. And I know that the Chinese were staying at other hotels and motels as well…This problem has been going on for years and years…I work at Woolworths now and some of our formula’s are kept in secure lids…to prevent them being emptied in the shop. I don’t know what is the solution Restrict the supply…Maybe give mothers whom have just had a baby enough coupons that when she leaves the hospital to buy the cans, and no one else can.
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  2. Les Mundt
    Les Mundt says:

    Why in God’s good name do we need to take over ‘good’ ‘fertile’ farming land for solar farms when there is absolutely millions of square miles of useless country out west.

    I have solar panels and generate more power than I can use, but if the power goes down elsewhere, so will mine.

    Also, I use the water (Tundish) from my air-conditioner to water my garden. (Vegetables) Every high rise in Brisbane has 1 sometimes 2 air-conditioners with the tundish water going down the sewer or stormwater drains. A small thing yes, but wow – smart!!! Legionaires thru plants????

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  3. Italia
    Italia says:

    I wish there were more politicians like Pauline Hanson. She tells it like we think it!!
    I AM SO WORRIED about the direction in which the leaders of this country are taking us!!
    I am terrified if Bill Shorten is elected he will open the flood gates for all the refugees and meanwhile we have so many homeless problems here in our own cities.
    Its very very worrying that no one can be a true leader what will happen?????

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  4. Dina Poole
    Dina Poole says:

    Totally agree with all the subjects on your email. When will we get a government that stands up for this wonderful country. The softly softly approach just disadvantages our people.
    We need a government with drive and courage, to stand up for our rights.
    You have my vote Pauline

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  5. Joan
    Joan says:

    If Australian farmers are encouraged to produce more milk products, there would be no need for the sneaky sending of formula overseas, it could be exported legally to those countries that need it. Sending baby formula overseas by postage should be banned immediately.

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  6. Frances Jost
    Frances Jost says:

    I feel like we as a nation just can’t win! All Pauline’s comments makes so much sense, why can’t these proposals be heard and dealt with? I just shake my head seeing this great country of ours going down the foreign toilet.
    Power issues, baby formula issues (why can’t these companies just manufacture more and export it OS?) leaving our citizens to be able to purchase these products without worry?
    Our poor farmers struggling a constant drought, desalination plant sitting idle that could pump unlimited water to these poor people. Oh wait….it’d cost too much and they have to ensure their constant payrises happen.
    Well I’ve cranked up my air conditioner sitting here in comfort. Stuff em!

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  7. Bob taylor
    Bob taylor says:

    Thank goodness for Pauline,she is a treasure.My answer to most of the problems we face today is that we need to reduce immigration until we catch up,but please remember under a Shorten government he plans to increase migration wich would be a disaster.

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  8. Mervyn Dagan
    Mervyn Dagan says:

    Would there also be an issue of avoiding tax ..when the people in austrslia are making a big profit on resale

    Gosh if it were pensioners doing it all hell would break loose

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  9. Karen
    Karen says:

    My question is: are the people buying (or stealing) formula then exporting to China declaring their income to the ATO? If not, why not and what is being done about it?

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  10. Jeremy Mundy
    Jeremy Mundy says:

    Yes Pauline all those problems and government blunders certainly need addressing as you are doing now. China is quickly getting our back up in many areas and just doesn’t care if we saying anything,they know our current gov won’t do a thing to reign them in or punish them. We need a much stronger more assertive leader who is prepared to call the shots and make the rules. Go one nation

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  11. Maz Imrie
    Maz Imrie says:

    I am tired of this great land becoming more and more third world as time goes by. Reduce immigration, slow down population growth, stop selling Australia off, and stop feeding the population political hubris. I live in the Central West NSW. Licenses have been granted for water intensive farming such as vineyards. Then these geese that are running the show tell me to slow up on water use and put my water rates up so high that I can’t even afford to water a modest garden.
    Go bite yourselves all you Labour and Liberal idiots!

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  12. Jennifer Holden
    Jennifer Holden says:

    When news first broke of this thieving, I thought the government would step in (stupid me). They have done nothing. I’ve witnessed these Asians standing in line with heaps of baby formula in their arms trying to get through the checkouts. Thankfully Chemist Warehouse Crestmead stops them and denies the quantity they are trying to get. Without checking the mail and the luggage on flights to Asian countries, this is going to continue.
    I agree with you Pauline…we voted in people who are supposed to be helping the Australian people but they do buggar all! wish you were running Queensland my friend…hopefully One Nation will be soon.

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  13. Ronald Kelly
    Ronald Kelly says:

    Only about two weeks ago in goulburn nsw I watched a Toyota commuter bus pull up in the car-park of Woolworth’s it was around 3pm, out jumped around eight Asian women not very old.
    I thought it looked stage by the way they stood in the car-park talking, then I found out why,
    They each went into Woolworth’s and return with at-least two tins of baby formula each.
    a very planned approach. there was also a number of mixed race Australians commenting as they walked out of the shop not very happy.
    Australia either needs to start selling the formula to china so the money stays in this country or we ban the export. you have my support one nation.

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  14. Samira
    Samira says:

    Thank you Pauline for caring about the future of our children and grand children I admire your courage and hard work
    God bless you

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  15. Colin Timms
    Colin Timms says:

    This pathetic Government we have in place at the moment. And God help us if Shorten gets in as we may as well kiss our asses goodbye! We will be taken over by refugees being allowed into this country. There is not enough work as it is now for our students who are leaving school this year, let alone 10 years from now. We have lost all our industry and yet they keep waffling on about increasing small business, those day have gone!! The big retailers will never let the small business man survive again. And what about clean energy, shutting down our power stations at our expense causing blackouts in states all for clean air??? while we are still selling coal to China so they can keep polluting the atmosphere? Doesn’t make sense to me other than the “Schmoes and Shortens” can line their own pockets. Bring back the good years of the 60’s and 70’s only wish!!! Keep up the good work Pauline you will always get my vote.

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  16. Simone Nichol
    Simone Nichol says:

    Pauline, just to bring this to your attention. the sale of an airport to the Chinese and to pay a peppercorn fee of $1.00 per year for the next 10 years. http://newsinflight.com/2017/12/27/china-owns-an-australian-airport-for-100-years-for-just-1/?fbclid=IwAR2q93XtMqSmogKsWZCjIVA5pYWwtJ0H6fvi8Co2xrdEcUBZ_wsiKyB7Q4I

    the fact that there is CCP propaganda been shown in Morely Perth cinema, in mandarin only promoting the the totalitarian state of China, as reported to my group, so this is first hand news. and there is so much else wrong with foreign investment, aka takeover which baby formula is one of many.

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  17. Debra Mieth
    Debra Mieth says:

    Just out of interest for those wanting baby formula, take a drive to the far north of Brisbane around Pine Rivers and Caboolture area, there’s never any shortage in Woolies. Maybe because we don’t have many Chinese living here. Agree with everything you say, Pauline. Let us all pray Bill Shorten and Labor/Greens don’t get in. Are voters really so stupid they would repeat that and get us into a worse mess than we are in already? Actually I pray daily Labor and the Greens will be booted out of politics for good!

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  18. Jackson
    Jackson says:

    My family had a terrible time finding baby formular when our son was young (born 2012)
    It is disappointing to know that nothing is being done to secure food for Australian children?
    With all the best formular being stripped from shelves by unethical and immoral Chinese citizens and expats, are Australian children only able to access substandard or inferior products ?
    This is a question of food security. Please stop this behaviour, and stop selling any land to Chinese.
    Note : Most Asian countries do not sell land to foreigners. (They are aware of the consequences)

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