PGA not ready for merger with WAFarmers

PGA not ready for merger with WAFarmers


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Pastoralists and Graziers Association president Tony Seabrook.

Pastoralists and Graziers Association president Tony Seabrook.

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A merger between the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) and WAFarmers is unlikely in the near future

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A MERGER between the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (PGA) and WAFarmers is unlikely in the near future after PGA president Tony Seabrook said his organisation wouldn't consider the idea due to longstanding philosophical differences and while WAFarmers was in "financial trouble".

Mr Seabrook said there was no one person standing in the way of a merger between the organisations, but it was the opinion of the PGA membership that they remained separate and work together with WAFarmers on issues of shared concern.

"We discuss everything at length at our executive meetings," Mr Seabrook said.

"There is no appetite, based on the democratic position of the executive at the time.

"I am bound by process, so in statements I make they are not 'captains calls' but have come out of in-depth discussions by the executive, who share the opinions and beliefs of the broader membership."

  • Make sure you grab a copy of this Thursday's Farm Weekly to get the full rundown of views from both Mr Seabrook and WAFarmers president Rhys Turton.
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