Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association
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It is also great to be here to help witness the Memorandum of understanding between yourselves, Agforce, the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia and the Cattle Council. It is this sort of east-west collaboration that we desperately need in the north for it to reach its full potential. We cant just retreat into state or territory parochialism we have to work together. I congratulate you on a great step forward and something that Im proud to see as Minister for Northern Australia because it sits comfortably within the aspirations of our white paper to develop Northern Australia. Can I also recognise Minister Ken Vowles, the Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, and Gerry Wood, the Member for Nelson. As a sign from the Federal Government that we need to cement that east-west collaboration on northern development, I will be announcing today that we will re-establish the Joint Ministerial Forum on Northern Development involving state and federal Ministers. At the federal level we have announced around $1 billion in funding for roads, dams and research and development across the north in the past year. We are in the delivery mode now and we need to work with state and territory governments to make that happen. We hope to have the first meeting in mid this year in Darwin. It is also a great honour to be speaking here before a living legend in Andrew Robb. I had the opportunity to work with Andrew briefly when we were developing the northern agenda in opposition. It is fair to say that if it wasnt for Andrews passion I dont think we would have ended up with the Federal Northern Development white paper. He is also just an all-round good bloke and you are lucky to have him as a champion for your industry and for the north generally. SPEAKER NTCA INDuSTRY CONFERENCE 2017 Opening Address Senator the Hon Matt Canavan MINISTER FOR RESOuRCES AND NORTHERN AuSTRALIA Thank you so much for having me here today at your annual conference. Thank you, in particular to Tom Stockwell, president of the NT Cattlemens Association and Tracey Hayes, your CEO. It is a privilege to be here to represent Barnaby Joyce. He sends his apologies. 34 NTCA YEAR IN REVIEW 2016/17