FRUSTRATED dairy farmers are leaving the industry while the government sits on three reports on the supermarket milk price war.
Australian Dairy Farmers president Chris Griffin said the government had been presented with clear and incontestable evidence that a decision by the supermarket giant Coles to slash the price of milk to $1 a litre had adversely affected the industry.
Woolworths and Aldi matched Coles' move, causing 30 Queensland farmers to quit their farms.
Mr Griffin accused the government of sitting on a Senate inquiry report on the price war since November, as well as two earlier reports.
Meanwhile, the industry was being "severely and progressively" impacted by the day, he said.
The Senate inquiry report sided with the supermarkets in its final report, maintaining the price cut had been a win for consumers and had not badly affected the dairy industry.
Its seven recommendations included a call for a review of the sustainability of Australia's dairy industry and a review of competition law.
The report also urged more transparent negotiations in milk contracts.
Comment is being sought from the federal government.