Pauline Hanson savages chemist which opens early for Chinese shoppers

Pauline Hanson has savaged a chemist which opens before sunrise so Chinese shoppers can bulk-buy tins of baby formula, claiming her daughter struggles to get hold of the product. 

A My Chemist store in Melbourne has infuriated local mothers who don't want to get up in the dark to buy the baby formula before it's swept off the shelves. 

The product is very popular with Chinese people because it typically sells for $20 a tin but can fetch more than triple that in mainland China. 

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson today called for stricter caps on the amount one person can buy and revealed her daughter Lee often can't get it.

Pauline Hanson has savaged a chemist which opens before sunrise so Chinese shoppers can bulk-buy tins of baby formula, claiming her daughter Lee (pictured together in 2004) struggles to get hold of the product

Pauline Hanson has savaged a chemist which opens before sunrise so Chinese shoppers can bulk-buy tins of baby formula, claiming her daughter Lee (pictured together in 2004) struggles to get hold of the product

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson today called for stricter caps on the amount one person can buy and revealed her daughter Lee (pictured together) often can't get it

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson today called for stricter caps on the amount one person can buy and revealed her daughter Lee (pictured together) often can't get it

'I know there is a big problem Australia wide because a lot of chemists are really limiting it to one or maybe two tins per customer, which I think is fair,' she told the Seven Network.

'A lot of the Chinese here also are sending in their children as young as four to buy tins. It is a big problem.

'Someone should jump in and manufacture more and export to China. A lot of foreign students are doing it. They are using it as extra income. They are selling it back to China.

'It is a big problem and I feel sorry for the mothers here who have trouble getting formula as my daughter did.'

Other politicians are less concerned. Crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm said he supported dairy farmers who profited from the booming market. 

He also said a foreign national can only export a very limited amount of the product.

A Melbourne chemist is coming under fire for opening its doors before trading hours to allow large swaths of shoppers (pictured) to stockpile tins of baby formula

A Melbourne chemist is coming under fire for opening its doors before trading hours to allow large swaths of shoppers (pictured) to stockpile tins of baby formula

One resident, just named as Paul, told the media that he was 'disgusted' to see the groups lining up in front of the My Chemist, on the corner of Elizabeth St and Flinders Lane, in order to snap up all the baby formula

One resident, just named as Paul, told the media that he was 'disgusted'

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