From Cattle Council of Australia Limited, trading as Cattle Australia
Friday 4 November marked the official start of the Cattle Australia Constitution and the transition of Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) to Cattle Australia and the commencement of the inaugural democratic Board election process.
CCA President, Lloyd Hick said it signaled a new era of democratic representation for the grass-fed cattle industry.
“After many years of discussion on reform, we now see Cattle Australia become the new national peak body for the grass-fed cattle sector, providing a strong, influential and inclusive voice for producers.
“We also see the opening of the nomination and voting process for Cattle Australia’s first Board elections leading to the appointment of seven democratically appointed directors.
“For the first time, producers can be part of a democratic election process and positively influence the direction of our grass-fed cattle peak body to ensure our businesses, families and communities are supported in the long-term.
“I encourage all grass-fed cattle producers to unite under the Cattle Australia banner and help lead the cattle industry to a stronger, more sustainable future”.
Key election points:
- Members of Cattle Australia will have the opportunity to run for Cattle Australia Board positions, nominate candidates and vote in the upcoming Board elections.
- Cattle Australia will have a nine-person Board of Directors, consisting of seven democratically elected Directors.
- Three directors from the North Australia Beef Research Council, three directors from the Southern Australia Livestock Research Council and one director from the Western Australia Livestock Research Council (refer to Figure 1).
- To support nominations, the nomination form must include the names of five Cattle Australia members. The five names need to come from the same Research Council Region (i.e., five supporters from the North Australia Beef Research Council Region).
- Elected Directors will appoint the Chair and two skills-based Directors.
Key Board election timelines:
- Friday 4 November: Nominations open
- Friday 11 November: Nominations close 5:00 pm (AEDT)
- Monday 14 November: Election voting period opens 5:00 pm (AEDT)
- Monday 5 December: Voting period closes 9:00 am (AEDT)
- Monday 12 December: Cattle Australia Annual General Meeting with announcement of Cattle Australia Board at 11:00 am (AEDT)
To learn more about Cattle Australia and the election process visit cattleaustralia.com.au