Livestock

MLA encourages members to return levy notice so they can vote at AGM

By Rodney Woods

Meat & Livestock Australia members are being encouraged to return their levy notice to ensure they secure their full voting entitlement for any ballots and board elections held by MLA in 2020-21.

MLA levy notice packs have been sent in recent weeks to red meat producers across the country who are MLA members, offering them an opportunity to secure their full voting entitlements at MLA's 2020 AGM, based on the levies they paid in 2019-20.

To ensure members receive their full voting entitlement, they must complete and return their personalised levy notice by September 21.

MLA managing director Jason Strong encouraged all MLA members to return their levy notice and take up their full voting entitlement.

“We want to ensure as many producers are actively engaged in this important process,” Mr Strong said.

“I’d encourage all levy payers take every opportunity to have an input into how MLA is investing their levies."

The levy 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 2020 AGM and a proxy form for use by those who cannot attend the meeting in person.

MLA's 2020 AGM will be held on Thursday, November 19.

For more information on the AGM and voting entitlements, visit: www.mla.com.au/about-mla/how-we-are-governed/Planning-reporting/annual-general-meeting/