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Q: Milk debate is hotting up

The Australian media must be board so it's time to investigate the Evil Chinese Digou ....well a distorted investigation anyway.
What they didn't do is tell the audience about the milk companies holding back supply to exasperate the shortage and how if you buy bulk you pay more for the product not less.
I've tried getting the information out their though the Australian media but it doesn't get to air.
The facts can't get in the way of a good story.
Oh and don't forget the new Tax China is putting on electronic banking next month.
A Current Affair has uncovered an elaborate network of warehouses that pack and send pallet loads of baby formula to China.

In an extensive investigation involving hours of undercover surveillance, A Current Affair’s crew filmed a Coles delivery van dropping off tins of baby formula to one of the warehouses.

A Current Affair also followed two women to their home where their garage was packed full of baby formula.

An A Current Affair investigation has discovered pallet loads of formula are leaving the country sometimes before they hit the shelves. (9news)

Later, a van from the nearby warehouse dropped by to pick up loads of boxes.

A Current Affair’s crew found clusters of the warehouses, streets apart in suburban industrial estates. The network is run by staff of Asian appearance who often prefer to remain off the radar even though there is nothing illegal about this conduct.

When reporter Tineka Everaardt confronted those operating the packing centres, they fled to the back of the warehouse, with some shouting at the crew to switch the camera off.

The lengthy investigation blows the lid off on the way daigous are operating to clear the shelves in Australia’s supermarkets.

Supposed daigous are going to elaborate lengths to smuggle baby formula out of Australia, for the booming Asian trade. (9news)

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Members of the public who film the daigous are often abused as was seen in the recent episode of A Current Affair.

Adele Barbaro, who runs mummy blog The Real Mumma, supplied A Current Affair with stunning footage from her local supermarket that shows daigous raiding the shelves.

“There’s a two-tin limit at my local supermarket, and that seems to be two tins per minute,” she said.

“These 20, 25 people, are running in, buying two tins, running around the corner to a lady that’s ready to go with shopping trolleys or a man ready to go with the boot open and piling it in.”

A Current Affair discovered the sneaky tactics some are going to, to get their hands on the coveted baby formula. (9news)

A Current Affair spoke with a Coles worker who shed fresh light on the tactics of daigous in getting around the supermarket chains two-tin limit.

“They will even change their clothes to buy more baby formula so the staff will not recognise them,” the Coles worker told A Current Affair.

“It’s gotten to a point I never thought I would see it reach with the lengths people are going to obtain it.” 

1 week 3 hours ago in  Food  - China

 
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You mean "heating-up" or sumtin' ...?

 

.... or "powder milk is gettinq  hotter than ever ..."

 

Your 'gerunding' is heavier than mine 'cause you are in China too-slong ... surprise

 

You should adopt Trump-a and build the wall. I am just not sure, which nation around Ozz is going to pay for it ...

 

 

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Trump keeps going on about need ID to buy groceries. That could be a solution.. An OZ id to buy baby milk.

At least that way, ordinary oz citizens could get a markup if the parrallel traders need to use them for their ID.

For the record... I hate parrallel trading.

coineineagh:

Yeah, you said so before. You support 80% c-section and toxic+overpriced milk formula by extension. You hate those foreign faces visibly raiding stores, depriving white citizen babies (the humans who matter) of shop access to formula. Except in every country, producers and suppliers guarantee people can order online and receive in 48hrs, no matter their alleged/aparrent inability to stockpile what they need for their kids. You think it's OK for supermarket holdings to withhold formula for more profitable export - oh no you believe it's the Evil Chinese who do that. Never mind consumers' rights. Shops are legally required to make their goods available to people who need it? Never mind that, there's a bunch of foreigners who need one thing a lot, so let's qualify their need. Let's spread discrimination against Chinese among shop staff, let them inadvertently help the supermarket holdings export for profit, by hampering ethnic-looking consumers. Let's institute completely illegal buying restrictions, disingenuously claiming to protect babies, so that those icky foreigners can't send safe milk formula to scary foreign babies at real risk of being poisoned. Spread the word, feel good about yourself, and worry not, the Chinese regime loves the message you believe in. You hate "parallel trading", I.e. You support the new method of population control in China, and disapprove of any breathing room people find abroad, from the government's chokehold in China. So well thought through. "Trump is right about ID for groceries." - a true sign you're on the side of innocent people.

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philbravery:

Someone must of hacked Scotts account. ...i can't see him as a Trump supportor. As for the milk ....it's the milk companies causing all the problems so they can make more corporate profit and blame someone else. If you bought a pallet of formula it works out 10% more expensive than buying the tins individualy. Companies make money media get a story and people trying to get somewhere in life get the blame.

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coineineagh:

Oh yeah, a "making money while Chinese" is the world's answer to "driving while black". Stop and frisk everyone who looks Asian. But honestly, the factories aren't really concerned about profit. Those people are more concerned about supply chain and brand image. Ordering formula online, for home delivery, was pioneered by these producers in Europe: Nutricia, Hipp, Aptamil. Supermarkets followed suit, reluctantly, but they're slower to deliver, and everyone prefers ordering from producers. It's supermarket holdings that collaborate to withhold formula for a month countrywide, so news stories blaming Chinese can be disseminated. Every supermarket engaged in the export business, is scrambling to set up online shops in China. And will do anything to hamper local buyers, so they can export more goods for higher profit.

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philbravery:

Spot on Coine ....and we say Chinese are trained to except what they are told as the truth. ....maybe we are just to lazy to ask questions where the others are afraid to

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ScotsAlan:

I never said evil Chinese are keeping product from good ol white ppl Coin. I said I hate parrallel trading. Its one thing for someone abroad to send stuff over to relatives and friends etc, it is a totally different thing when ppl are buying by the pallet at retail shops and putting massive markups on. That sort of unregulated trading can lead to greed and copy being sold as genuine. I totally agree it is an issue to be sorted out by Government and manufacturers. I have a mate here who imports to China legally. Pays all the import duties etc, puts his stuff through chinese quality control etc. Should he be happy about dudes emptying foreign shop shelves and posting it into China. Ultimately, if someone abroad sets themself up as an importer to China, there is no reason they cant set up a proper business and buy direct from the manufacturer in foreign lands. Its the 'always beating the system' I dont like. I came across a sales scheme just last week, on wechat from a friend who married a foreigner, that was quite simply shocking. (PM me if you want me to tell you).

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coineineagh:

I understand your feeling, but I believe your focus is on the wrong thing. Even though the profiteers are blatantly greedy and rude, they still supply to parents and children in China, who have a real need. They are not motivated by humanitarianism, and the money that changes hands are supposedly obscene and offensive. But lots of money changes hands unethically (like what Theresa May is up to) and doesn't get nearly as much scrutiny as it should. We live in a capitalist society, we encourage trade and profiteering, and at the same time, we jealously call out people who are making profits we feel are "bad" in some way. I have no answers for all the ethical conundrums, I can't even answer if they're valid. I just know we should be focusing on whether a dire scarcity is getting alleviated or not. If it is, I'll shake hands with all the greedy, rude profiteers that were needed to bring it about.

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ScotsAlan:

I still maintain that parallel trading is not the answer. The copyists are going abroad. Anything for a dime. 'Imported' is meaning less and less now. It can be copied abroad just as it is here, and posted with a 'less than $20 value' sticker on it.

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philbravery:

As I said you pay 10% more if you buy a pallet not less. At $30 a can Aus thats $3 a can more than one at a time

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