MLA members encouraged to secure full voting entitlements
12 August 2019
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) members are being encouraged to return their Levies Notice to ensure they secure their full voting entitlement for any ballots and board elections held by MLA in 2019-20.
MLA Levies Notice packs have been sent to red meat producers across the country who are MLA members, offering them an opportunity to secure their full voting entitlements at MLA’s 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM), based on the levies they paid in 2018-19.
To ensure members receive their full voting entitlement, they must complete and return their personalised Levy Notice by 23 September 2019.
MLA Managing Director Jason Strong encouraged all MLA members to take up their full voting entitlement.
“It is important that red meat producers are actively engaged in this important process and take every opportunity to have an input into how MLA is investing their levies,” Mr Strong said.
“The Levies Notice is the first of two packs that MLA members will receive over the coming months. In October, members will also receive their AGM Pack which contains their voting entitlement, the notice of MLA’s 2019 AGM and a proxy form for use by those who cannot attend the meeting in person.”
MLA’s 2019 AGM will be held on Wednesday, 20 November, in Tamworth NSW, as part of Red Meat 2019.
Red Meat 2019 is the Australian red meat industry’s flagship event, held over three days from 18 to 20 November, and includes producer tours, forums, the latest research, innovation and marketing insights and a trade show, with technology demonstrations and networking opportunities.
The business of the MLA AGM may include:
- the consideration of the annual Financial Report, Directors’ Report, Auditor’s Report and any resolutions
- the election of Directors
- the appointment of the auditor
- questions or comments from members about the management of MLA.
Red Meat 2019 is open to all members of the red meat and livestock industry. The full program for the event will be released later this month on the Red Meat 2019 website, including registration details.