An investigation of Canberra's milk supply had been requested by the Advisory Council on this day in 1935.
Council members aired locals' complaints about poor quality, discourtesy by vendors, and shortage of measure; the price of milk was also said to be above Canberrans' "purchasing power".
"[Council member Lewis Nott suggested] the government should set up a board to purchase all the milk produced, fixing a minimum quality higher than at present laid down by the Health Department - say, four per cent butter fat," a story on the front page of The Canberra Times said.
"For this minimum quality product a flat rate of 1/3 per gallon should be paid, and this price increased in proportion when the butter fat content was found to be greater than the specified figure."
Mr Nott also suggested the milk could be delivered from the government depot.
Many residents were said to want more than one delivery a day, and it was alleged their complaints were not being promptly attended to.