The Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP has signed off on a new Advisory Board to support efforts to help farmers impacted by the recent floods in North Queensland.
The Board will support the Chair Shane Stone AC QC, CEO of the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA), and comprises members with on-the-ground livestock industry experience, as well as those with experience in government and non-government organisations.
The NQLIRA is responsible for working with farmers and other stakeholders to develop and coordinate the delivery of a long-term plan for the recovery and reconstruction of the northern livestock industry.
Members of the Advisory Board are:
- Shane Stone AC QC (Chair) – CEO, North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency
- Tracey Hayes – former CEO of the NT Cattlemen’s Association and board member of Council for the Order of Australia
- Don Heatley OAM – former Chair of Meat and Livestock Australia
- Greg Campbell – Mayor of Cloncurry Shire Council
- David Galvin – former Chair of LiveCorp
- Daryl Quinlivan – Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Shane Stone said the Board will play a vital role in providing expert advice to the Agency, especially as a long-term recovery strategy is developed.
The Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Townsville on 12 March, where they set their priorities for the next three months, including visiting communities most affected by the flooding.
For more information about the Advisory Board, including biographies, visit the official NQLIRA page.