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Patrick Musgrave approved as chair for the Dairy Adjustment Authority.



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HON WARREN TRUSS MP MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY

7 June 2000 AFFA00/105WT

PATRICK MUSGRAVE APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF THE DAIRY ADJUSTMENT AUTHORITY

The Federal Minister Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Warren Truss, today announced the appointment of Mr Patrick Musgrave as Chairman of the Dairy Adjustment Authority.

Mr Musgrave will replace Mr Warren Madgwick who resigned recently on health grounds.

Mr Musgrave will lead the Dairy Adjustment Authority, a body responsible for implementing the Government’s $1.63 billion Dairy Structural Adjustment Program, in the determination of entitlements to dairy farmers.’

"Mr Musgrave has long and extensive experience in business, and is well placed to Chair the Authority," Mr Truss said.

"His skills and background are appropriate to the very exacting task which has been set for the Authority to assess up to 17,000 applications from producers for payments under the package.

"As a consequence of Mr Musgrave’s appointment as Chair, I have appointed Dr John Drinan to replace Mr Musgrave as independent member of the Authority.

"Dr Drinan brings will him extensive experience, including being Chair of the Dairy Research and Development Corporation (DRDC) from 1992 until 2000.

"I congratulate Mr Musgrave and Dr Drinan on their appointments and commend them for agreeing to take on these very important roles."

Further inquiries:

Minister's office: Andrew Hall (02) 6277 7520 or 0419 996 766

Last updated 7 June 2000 URL: http://www.affa.gov.au/ Commonwealth of Australia 2000