Amendments pave way for Cattle Australia consultative committee elections

Beef Central, 04/10/2023

CATTLE producers across Australia will soon have the opportunity to nominate for positions on Cattle Australia’s Regional Consultative Committee, after amendments to the national producer representative council’s constitution were passed at an Extraodinary General Meeting today.

The 23-member RCC will be made up of 15 members elected from the subregions plus eight members appointed by the State Farming Organisations. More details on the CA website here

Results announced in a statement from Cattle Australia said a motion with a series of amendements to improve the operations of the peak industry body was successful with 96.7 percent of the vote at the EGM.

Details on voting numbers were not available by the time of Beef Central’s publishing deadline.

The amended constitution enables Cattle Australia to run regionally-based elections for a Regional Consultative Committee (RCC).

Cattle Australia said the RCC builds on the role of the previous Policy Advisory Council, expanding beyond policy to develop strategy around advocacy, consultation of members at a grass-roots level, and engagement of broader society.

“The new consultative process will make the RCC a key body in identifying priorities for Cattle Australia and strengthen our direction through greater engagement with grassroots members,” the Cattle Australia statement said.

The committee of 23 members, will be made up of 15 members elected from the RCC subregions and eight State Farming Organisation appointees.

Members will be allocated to a subregion for electoral purposes, based on the postcode for the address they have registered with Cattle Australia.

Cattle Australia said members are urged to sign in at to ensure their address information is correct, in order to be eligible for upcoming elections.

Nominations of candidates for both Board and Policy Council positions will open in the coming weeks, with the Annual General Meeting to take place on Friday 17 November 2023 in Albury.

Cattle Australia is calling on producers to pay annual membership fees to help resource its advocacy work on their behalf from next year onwards.

Cattle Australia also announced that a comprehensive review of its constitution will take place in late 2024.

For more information on the updated constitution, visit


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  1. David Corr, 05/10/2023

    Looks like the SFO’s are intent on keeping substantive control of CA!

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