Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell has urged the Federal Government to take advantage of New Zealand's dairy woes by making a free trade agreement with China. He said "there is significant work being done in that space at the moment, so we are hopeful of what might come out of it. But this Fonterra thing has given us increased impetus, there's no doubt about that." In 2011-12 Australia exported $389 million worth of dairy products to China, compared to New Zealand's NZ$2.1 billion ($1.85 billion).

Source: The Canberra Times, August 19, 2013