MLA levies notice deadline looms

23 Sep, 2015 07:18 AM

MEAT and Livestock Australia members have one week to submit their levies notice to secure their full voting entitlements for the annual general meeting (AGM).

The Levies Notice pack has been mailed to all MLA members and must be completed and lodged by October 1, 2015.

MLA Managing Director Richard Norton said producers should make every effort to submit their Levies Notice which would secure their full voting entitlements at the AGM.

“Voting at MLA’s AGM is one very important way that producers can be directly involved in how their levies are being invested and we want our members to have greater input into the company’s direction than ever before,” Mr Norton said.

At the AGM, members can vote on the appointment of MLA directors and any resolutions put forward by the company or its members.

Cattle producer members will also have the opportunity to elect an additional grassfed cattle representative to the Board Director Selection Committee.

Members who don’t submit their Levies Notice will automatically receive one vote for any MLA ballots.

This process is voluntary but by returning this notice or lodging online, members inform MLA of the amount of levies paid in the last financial year and will have their voting entitlement calculated in accordance with MLA's constitution.

This year’s MLA AGM will be held on November 10 at the Mercure Hotel, Brisbane. MLA members who are unable to attend the AGM can still vote by proxy or attorney.

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If members have any questions about voting entitlements, contact MLA on 1800 675 717.

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John Carpenter
25/09/2015 8:00:39 AM

MLA again makes my point for me. This government agency disguised as a "producer owned company" cannot identify its members or their voting entitlement. It therefore cannot keep a proper register of members and cannot issue a proper notice of meeting. Accordingly any business passed at the meeting will be invalid.
John Michelmoe
26/09/2015 6:14:58 PM

Thanks John Carpenter. It's blatantly obvious that the red meat industry is under socialist government control and Minister Joyce has no intention of adopting the seven bipartisan Senate recommendations. To adopt these recommendations would give democracy to the levy payers, and we just can't have that in Australia! government control must be maintained at all costs
The Serf
18/10/2015 7:20:41 PM

What we all should be voting on by ballot and plebiscite is "do you wish to continue to pay the levy" and the answer is "no". What is remarkable is the Minister has deliberately rejected the Levy's Senate Inquiry recommendations because they failed to comply with the ruling party's policy approach - and they say they represent democracy!!!!


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