I thank all of the groups that have worked productively and collaboratively with the government and with each other to get to this point – each organisation has shown strong leadership and enormous goodwill for which I am grateful.
Someone has got to stand up for the little fellas and men and women around the place who don’t have a voice.
The committee recognises that there is some urgency for a well-resourced Cattle Australia to effectively represent the interests of grass-fed cattle producers. Moreover, once operational, Cattle Australia will be able to make appropriate, informed decisions on behalf of their levy payers about price transparency across the supply chain.
…Now is the time for our producers to regroup and revamp the voices of the cattle industry by creating a new conduit with a strong member base and dynamic leadership… As a former Trade Minister and now grass fed cattle operator, I feel strongly now is the time for Cattle Producers Australia to lift off…