ROMA FORUM GREAT SUCCESS
Outgoing ABA Chair Brad Bellinger said that a very positive outcome has been achieved from the landmark Roma Forum. Motions to deliver a democratically elected board and to give that board control of the grass-fed levy were supported with over a 95% majority. A very active crowd, that was not hand picked by ABA, gave the strongest endorsement of a plan to reform Cattle Council.
Mr Bellinger said that a resolution to allow 8 State Farming Organisation reserved seats for an interim three year period was soundly rejected at the meeting. The message is clear that producers want democratic control over their levy expenditure.
A resolution that further endorsed this was for the Federal Government to form a task-force to implement the restructure as per the cattle producers’ wishes.
For more information contact Brad Bellinger on: (02) 6725 4282
or David Byard on: 0409 426 710.