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WoolProducers Australia welcomes Michael McCormack as new Nationals Leader

WoolProducers Australia welcomes Michael McCormack as the new National Party leader and Deputy Prime Minister.

WoolProducers President, Richard Halliday said ‘We look forward to working with Mr McCormack on issues affecting Australia’s woolgrowers.’

WoolProducers believes that Mr McCormack in his role as Deputy Prime Minister, will continue to be a strong advocate for rural and regional Australians.

WoolProducers also congratulates Senator Bridget McKenzie on her ongoing role as Deputy Leader o the National Party.

Mr Halliday also acknowledged the outgoing Nationals leader, the Hon Barnaby Joyce.

“WoolProducers worked collaboratively with Minister Joyce and his office on a number of issues, particularly during his time as the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.” Mr Halliday said.

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WoolProducers Australia contact:

Richard Halliday

President

0428 854 759

 

Jo Hall

Chief Executive Officer

0488 554 811

About WoolProducers’ Australia

WPA plays a critical role in working closely with companies and entities funded by woolgrower funds including compulsory levies or fees for service.

Its mission is to develop constructive and profitable outcomes for woolgrowers nationally.

The agency is responsible for appointing a director to each of the Australian Wool Exchange and the Australia Wool Testing Authority, promoting good corporate governance and ensuring that the interests of growers are met.

WPA maintains a working relationship with Australian Wool Innovation as the voice of woolgrower shareholders.  It aims to contribute to AWI’s programs for the benefit of growers, promoting responsible use of levy funds and ensuring good corporate governance.

WPA is the sole wool industry member of Animal Health Australia, and as such, carries a significant responsibility for decision making on behalf of the industry in the event of an emergency animal disease outbreak.

As the only wool grower organisation with membership of the National Farmers’ Federation, WoolProducers is responsible for providing key policy advice on behalf of our members, and other wool growers, to Australia’s peak farm body.

WoolProducers also works closely with the Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources on key issues such as animal health and welfare, biosecurity, pest management control, natural resource management, drought preparedness, emergency animal disease outbreak preparedness and industry development, including research and trade.