A red meat industry policy forum is set to become a permanent fixture on the annual industry calender after the positive repsonse to the inaugural event at Longreach last Thursday.
The Red Meat Advisory Council initiated the concept of having a forum prior to the MLA annual general meeting to give industry stakeholders an opportunity to analyse the roles and responsibilities of policy bodies and service organisations, and to discuss policy issues and industry structure.
In a statement released today, RMAC chairman Ross Keane hailed the inaugural forum a success.
He said the forum appeared to have been well-received from the 200-strong audience, based on the high levels of participation and constructive discussion.
"From RMAC’s perspective, and that of its Peak Industry Council members, this was an importantforum to hear direct from producer stakeholders about the issues of concern to them," Mr Keane said.
“We appreciated the constructive nature of the forum, and the strong message for industry to
function effectively and efficiently, and be prepared to move with the times.
“RMAC will continue to work with the broader industry in addressing the issues raised in the forum,
and we look forward to hosting this event on an annual basis."