Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today congratulated the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Minister Fiona Nash & Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan on the announcement of the $13.8 million Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program.

“As a former Deputy Chair & Director of the Northern Co-operative Meat Company I understand the important role co-operatives can play not only in agriculture but across other industries in Rural and Regional Australia.

“We have so many excellent examples of successful co-operatives in our area and this program will enable this to strengthen and support the future of cooperatives throughout the country”, Mr George said.

Congratulations also to Southern Cross University on securing the deliverance of the program, another coup for the Uni and the Northern Rivers.

Thank you Kevin Hogan this announcement reinforces your representation of Page and that having a voice in Government will produce positive outcomes.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
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