Calling business and community leaders.
You are invited to apply for committee positions on Regional Development Australia Hunter Region which will become vacant from the 30th of June.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams says an RDA committee comprises local leaders who assist in the economic development of their region through the volunteering of their time and energy to develop solutions to local issues.
Senator Williams said RDA committees provide advice on critical issues affecting economic development in their region and enhance local awareness of Australian government programmes.
Expressions of interest are being sought from business and community leaders to join Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says the Deputy Chair and Committee positions on RDA Northern Rivers will become vacant from the 30th of June.
Senator Williams said RDA committees are part of a national network made up of local leaders who assist in the economic development of their region, volunteering their time and energy to develop solutions to local issues.
“We need people with skills, experience and knowledge to strengthen networks with the business community, education sector, local industry, and all levels of government, to help drive regional economic development.
As well as providing advice in critical issues, RDA committees enhance awareness of Australian Government programmes and assist in the development of project proposals including advice on funding including the $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund.
A Senate inquiry has been launched into practices in the red meat processing sector in the wake of controversy over recent weeks.
Nationals Senators John Williams of NSW, Bridget McKenzie of Victoria, and Barry O’Sullivan and Matthew Canavan of Queensland have initiated the inquiry which will be conducted by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee.
Senator Williams led the ultimately unsuccessful fight against the JBS takeover of Primo but in doing so highlighted the likely impact of market dominance on producer prices.
At the same time up to 10 buyers boycotted the livestock sale at Barnawartha saleyards in Victoria, infuriating producers and resulting in the calling of a meeting where they vented their fury.
Today Australians will be relieved that the Federal Coalition government has moved to overturn Labor’s pilfering of their money.
The Nationals Senator for New South Wales has welcomed the announcement today by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg that bank accounts and life insurance policies will remain inactive for seven years before being transferred to the government coffers.
Senator Williams said the cash grab was made by the Labor government in 2012 when it reduced the time that bank accounts were declared inactive from seven years to three years.
This resulted in $550 million being transferred from 156,000 bank accounts to ASIC in 2012-13 alone.
Senator Wiilliams said he vehemently opposed Labor’s raiding of bank accounts at the time, and in recent times has made representations to Assistant Treasurer Frydenberg to have the former timeframe restored.