• Monday, August 26, 2019

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    RMAC RED MEAT MoU REVIEW TASKFORCE WHITE PAPER CALLS FOR TOP DOWN DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD DEMOCRACY RATHER THAN BOTTOM UP GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY WHERE THE LEVY PAYERS CALL THE SHOTS

    The Red Meat MoU Review Taskforce White Paper published on 4 July 2019 recommended a red
    meat industry restructure that is the antithesis of the findings and recommendations of:-
    • the Rural and Regional Affairs Transport References Committee inquiry into the Effect of
    market consolidation on the red meat processing sector handed down in September 2017
    and
    • the Rural and Regional Affairs Transport References Committee inquiry into the Industry
    structures and systems governing the collection and disbursement of marketing and
    research and development levies pertaining to the sale of grass-fed cattle handed down in
    September 2014.

    It was the findings of the 2014 Senate inquiry report that led to the formation of Cattle Producers
    Australia Limited as a new truly representative advocacy body to replace the Cattle Council of
    Australia as the grass-fed cattle Peak Industry Council.

    The proposals in the Red Meat MoU Review Task Force White Paper are also contrary to the
    findings and conclusions of the ACCC Cattle and beef study final report that was handed down in
    March 2017 and a number of leading papers and studies into the effectiveness of agricultural
    organisational structures referred to below.

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    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    ‘INDEPENDENT’ RED MEAT MOU REVIEW TASKFORCE WHITE PAPER CALLS FOR RED MEAT INDUSTRY TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

    Last week Huntblog published an allegorical newsletter under a Red Meat Animal Farm (RMAF) banner pointing out the comparison between the Red Meat MOU Review Taskforce White Paper recommended troika of new corporations to replace the existing red meat industry organisational structure and novelist George Orwell’s 1945 classic fable Animal Farm allegory about the disintegration of the Russian Revolution into Moscow directed Stalinism.

    This week, after further review of the White Paper, Huntblog becomes a little more focussed and down to earth and even more astounded by the audacity of the White Paper recommendations.

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    Thursday, July 4, 2019

    RED MEAT ANIMAL FARM RMAF to replace RMAC


    The Red Meat MoU Review Task Force White Paper published today recommends that the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) be replaced by a new Orwellian Red Meat Animal Farm (RMAF) type body to collect all the red meat industry levies and provide a single whole of red meat industry strategy and advocacy voice to government.. An RMAF mega body whose board will be comprised of Peak Industry Council appointees and skills-based directors appointed by a selection committee.

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    Friday, February 22, 2019

    A LAND OF DROUGHTS AND FLOODING RAINS

    IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES, IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES

    THE 2019 NORTH WEST QUEENSLAND DROUGHT FLOOD AND CATTLE DEATH DISASTER

    The seminal lines in the second stanza of Dorothea Mackellar’s 1904 iconic patriotic poem about
    Australia being a land of droughts and flooding rains and the opening lines of Charles Dickens’
    1859 novel A Tale of Two Cities set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution
    suggesting that this particular period of history represented both the worst and best of times
    seem to be apt to describe the disaster that befell Queensland’s north west gulf country at the
    beginning of this month.

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    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Cattle Producers Need a Strong Representative Body to Counteract Supermarket and Processor Power - Part 1 - Identifying the Problems

    This newsletter is the first of a two part series on the need to strengthen Australia’s grass fed cattle producer representative bodies in order to counteract increasing concentrations of supermarket and processor power.

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    Cattle Producers Need a Strong Representative Body to Counteract Supermarket and Processor Power - Part 2 - Conclusions and Solutions

    This newsletter is the second part of a two part series on the need to strengthen Australia’s grass fed cattle producer representative bodies in order to counteract increasing concentrations of supermarket and processor power.


    Please click here to view the rest of the article.