Firstly a big thank to members who took the time to attend the rally in Townsville this morning. Rally was well represented by a broad spectrum of agriculture with some attendees travelling considerable distance to ensure the message was loud and clear in voicing our opposition to the proposed additional reef protection laws currently under review by the incumbent Qld Government. It was a magnificent site with a sea of green challenging the State Government to DEFER THE BILL, CHECK THE SCIENCE, STOP HARMING QLD FARMERS. Guest speakers included Dale Last local member for the Burdekin, Senator Susan Macdonald, Dr Peter Ridd, Mackay Regional Councillor and Green Shirts Movement coordinator Martin Bella and a passionate Agforce CEO, Michael Guerin.
There was an extensive media presence at the event including Channels 9 & 7, The Mercury, Townsville Bulletin.
The Nuffield Australia National Conference rotates around the country, and in 2019 its Queensland’s turn for the first time in seven years.
It’s a flagship agricultural event, with 25 Nuffield Scholars presenting the findings of their overseas agricultural research , plus other speakers including David Crombie AM, John Woods (GRDC) and Michiel van Lookeren Campagne (CSIRO).
It will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre, the home of Brisbane’s EKKA precinct from 17-19 September. This year’s theme is based on the three key pillars of ‘Collaborate, Innovate and Cultivate’.
There is also a two-day post-conference tour to the Darling Downs.
This event is open to everyone involved in agriculture and fisheries, and early-bird rates apply until 1-August.
As a non-profit organisation, we would be grateful if you could promote this event through your networks over the next month?
Attached is a media release and infographics, and the webpage is: https://nuffield.com.au/2019-nuffield-australia-national-conference/
Thanks in anticipation of your support,
Program Operations Manager
Ph: 0406 761 798
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Head office: PO Box 1021, North Sydney, NSW 2059