19 December 2017

Australia’s red meat supply chain group, the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC), has today (19 December 2017) welcomed Prime Minister Turnbull’s announcement of new ministers and assistant ministers.

Independent Chair of RMAC, Mr Don Mackay, welcomed key appointments to portfolios critical to the prosperity and sustainability of the Australian red meat and livestock industry.

“RMAC congratulates Mr David Littleproud MP on his appointment as Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.”

“Maranoa has long been a proud and progressive red meat electorate for beef, sheepmeat and goatmeat and we look forward to working with Mr Littleproud to achieve the red meat industry’s collective goal of unlocking seven billion in growth by 2030.”

Mr Mackay added “We congratulate Dr John McVeigh MP on his appointment in the critical role as Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government.”

“Dr McVeigh has long been a champion of strong regions – particularly for red meat – and will no doubt be an asset in this role.”

“It’s also great to see Deputy Prime Minister the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP taking the reins of Transport and Infrastructure and we thank him for his service as Minister for Agriculture.”

“Congratulations and the red meat industry looks forward to working with all new Ministers and Assistant Ministers to advance the interests of Australian red meat and livestock businesses and customers.”

Mr Mackay also paid tribute to outgoing Ministers including Senator the Hon George Brandis and the Hon Darren Chester MP.

“We thank them both for their service to red meat supply chains and wish them well in future endeavours.”

“We certainly look forward to working with Senator Brandis in his new role as the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom which will be crucial in capitalising on post-Brexit market opportunity.”


Media Contact: Anna Campbell, anna@rmac.com.au, 0448 692 245