For Like minded people who like to see-
Open up attachment below to see the ABA view.
I have been privy to the new AMPG views-see other attachment.
Without having much time to look at the detail- both approaches seem compatable.
Well done to Rashida. She made a mark today on Alan Jones' show. There have been people ringing to say how well she spoke and of course how well she spoke at the rally.
Rashida Khan is the type of young person this government ignores at it's peril because she tells it like it is.
When it is up on the site I will post it unless someone does it up before me.
I have a busy day today.
Rashida's interview with Alan Jones
Rashida-Barnaby and Convoy Cate Stuart,
What a team!
Rashida should and I am sure he will make sure she does. Contrary to what some say, Alan Jones is a great Australian and goes to great lengths to encourage and support young people in this country. Because he says it how he sees it he gets flack - lots particularly in the present political climate. But the man is honest as the day is long, has a passionate belief in the people on the land and his bottom line is a 'fair go' for everyone. I admire and support him, I don't always agree with him but that is okay I know what he says comes from the heart, it is not b******* or spin as we hear from many in Canberra.
Ian D said:
It was very uplifting to hear Rashida on 2GB. Support is strong especially when it so well articulated by someone in their prime with such a love for their country. I hope she keeps in contact with Alan as city dwellers need to be kept in contact with what Gov are inflicting on the country.
I also urge all cattle producers on this site to claim their voting entitlements whether they are going to Longreach AGM or not. If you follow the link you will need to know how many cattle/sheep you sold for the year and your membership number. It is usually on the address panel of your MLA magazine.
There will be plenty of non- board members to carry your proxy.
If you are not a member of MLA join.
Too bad about the rest of us who do not fit into the top 30 levy payers who might have an opinion on the structure of MLA. Is this organisation at all democratic or is the AGM at Longreach simply held because it is required by the constitution or legislation.
The MLA AGM is very predictable with ordinary levy paying members shut out of the election process.The MLA this year have moved further away from democracy by altering the vote calculation sliding scale upwards giving the larger levy payers more votes.Last year for example 0-$25 464 got one vote for each $1 recieved by MLA $25464-$76390 got .75 votes,$76391 or more .5 votes.
This year the scale is 0-$29 088 one vote,$29 089-$87 263 .75 votes,$87 264 or more.5 votes.
Interestingly the original sliding scale decreased after $14000 in levies.
The ABA as a representative of ordinary MLA members is limited by the MLA constitution for motions we can put forward.Motions for setting the levy are only allowed to come forward from the peak councils for example.We can call for the removal of directors or the winding up of the company which we will do this year.MLA have now refused to print our background statement to the motion in the meeting notice paper.
Over the last 2 years MLA have also given us the voting register in a form which makes it difficult to analyse as we need to check for inacuracies in the voting register.
The three new MLA board members put forward have already been preselected by the selection committee and Inever known nominated directors not to paced on the board.
I have written to ASIC regarding MLA their reply that it is up the government to controll them,at it is through government legislation that they are funded.The minister tells us to go to ASIC,and so it goes round.A succession of AG Ministers have turned a blind eye to the MLA.It is out of control.