House debates

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Statements by Members

Beef Australia 2015

1:59 pm

Photo of Michelle LandryMichelle Landry (Capricornia, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

The countdown is on for the nation's premier cattle industry expo, Beef Australia 2015. The event is being staged in Rockhampton, Australia's beef capital, from 4 to 9 May.

In an election commitment to Capricornia, the Australian government has provided $2.5 million to help fund the expo. Sadly, one of Australia's great cattle industry characters, Graeme Acton, will be missed at next year's event following his tragic death in a camp-drafting accident this year. In his honour, I am pleased to inform the House that Beef Australia has launched the Graeme Acton Beef Connections program. This is a mentoring program open to 25- to 35-year-olds working in any aspect of the beef industry, including production, processing, marketing and agribusiness. Participants will be paired with a mentor who has proven agriculture leadership skills—


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