constitutionThe CPA Constitution has been modified to:-

  • allow lessees and agistees to become Members of CPA where they have authority to use the Property owners PIC rather than obtaining their own PIC with respect to that part of  the Property that they lease or agist.
  • push back the time that Members have to confirm the total amount of levies they paid in the preceding financial year to a time preceding a vote under the CPA constitution.

Read our Constitution in the link provided:  CPA Constitution

The Board
  • Chairman selected by the board and Chairs the Board and Policy Advisory Council, for a 4  year term (can be a skills-based director)
  • All delegates from Policy Advisory Council stand for election by all levy payer members who elect 7 Policy Advisory Councillors as directors
  • Board can appoint two skills-based directors
  • Provides organisational strategy formulation and policy approval and direction in conjunction with the Policy Advisory Council on behalf of grass-fed levy payers
  • Develops effective corporate governance processes
  • Legal and financial compliance and control
  • Appointment of CEO
  • Setting and monitoring corporate culture
  • Setting and monitoring key performance indicators
  • Risk management
The Policy Advisory Council
  • The 15 Regions are determined by combining ABARE Regions in accord with the attached maps
  • It is a requirement that a member must have a PIC in the Region they wish to stand as a delegate
  • Levy payer members can only vote from within the Region where they hold a PIC 
  • 4 year delegate terms with elections every 2 years ( 8 Regions in first round, 7 regions the second round)
  • The role of the Policy Advisory Council is to determine all grass-fed cattle industry policy in conjunction with the CPA Board with the assistance when required of Member Surveys
Policy Development
    RESEARCH & ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT

  • Policy Advisory Council appoints committees to manage sections of industry policy
  • Policy Advisory Council members chair committees
  • Committees provide recommendations to policy council
  • Committees to be supported by paid staff
  • Committees include relevant stakeholders and skills-based appointments
  • Leadership, training and education
  • Research & analyses
  • Trade / Trade barriers
  • Biosecurity / education / resilience / disaster planning
    INDUSTRY & COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION

  • Develop processes for board and committees to communicate with levy payers / Government stakeholders / industry / community
  • Develop database / On-line platforms
  • Membership services
  • Regional Producer Groups
  • Conferences / Forums
  • Integration of MLA communication
  • Build on extensive networks
  • Rural awareness tours
  • Youth development International relations
Advocacy
  • Advocacy policy will be developed by Policy Advisory Council in conjunction with the CPA Board with the assistance of Member Surveys
  • The CPA Board will be responsible for implementing that Policy
MEMBERSHIP
DIRECT MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY

  • Requirement for CPA members to hold a PIC and be a grass-fed levy payer
  • Establish a membership database
  • Member Voting Entitlement to be automated
  • Free Membership

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

  • For people associated with or involved in the grass-fed cattle industry who do not hold a PIC
  • Non voting entitlement
FUNDING

  • CPA will be funded from the proceeds of the provision of Members Services
  • Members wishing to obtain the benefit of discounted Member Services will be asked to pay an annual Member Services Fee of $55 (GST incl)
  • If CPA eventually replaces CCA as the grass-fed cattle Peak Council interest from the RMAC Reserve fund will provide funding to CPA

The 15 Regions
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Region Name Zone
111
121
122
NSW: Far West
NSW: North West Slopes and Plains
NSW: Central West
1
123
132
NSW: Riverina
NSW: Coastal
2
131 NSW: Tablelands (Northern Central and Southern) 3
221
222
223
VIC: Mallee
VIC: Wimmera
VIC: Central North
4
231 VIC: Southern and Eastern Victoria 5
314
312
QLD: Charleville – Longreach
QLD: West and South West
6
311
313
332
QLD: Cape York and the Queensland Gulf
QLD: Central North
QLD: North Queensland Coastal – Mackay to Cairns
7
322
321
QLD: Darling Downs and Central Highlands of Queens
QLD: Eastern Darling Downs
8
331 QLD: South Queensland Coastal – Curtis to Moreton 9
411
421
422
431
SA: North Pastoral
SA: Eyre Peninsula
SA: Murray Lands and Yorke Peninsula
SA: South East
10
511
512
WA: The Kimberly
WA: Pilbara and the Central Pastoral
11
521
522
531
WA: Central and South Wheat Belt
WA: North and East Wheat Belt
WA: South West Coastal
12
631 TAS: Tasmania 13
711
712
NT: Alice Springs Districts
NT: Barkly Tablelands
14
713
714
NT: Victoria River District – Katherine
NT: Top End Darwin and the Gulf of Northern Territory
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