HAZLE Marland was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for her services to the beef industry, local government and the community in 2003.
While a member of the former Cattlemen’s Union of Australia she achieved the following:
First woman in Queensland to hold an executive position in agripolitics, serving as chairman and vice president of Cattlemen’s Union of Australia She was a Queensland representative on the committee which drew up the Exceptional Circumstances Scheme First woman appointed to the Cattle Council of Australia Chaired the Beef Industry Development Advisory Council set up by the Queensland Government for six years Sat on the inaugural committee which introduced the National Livestock Identfication System
Hazle says her main objective was to attempt to provide a sustainable and profitable industry to hand to the next generation.
She also demonstrated that it was possible for a woman to be appointed to positions where they could influence government policy which impacted on the beef industry.