JOANNE REA – Chairman
I have lived on a beef cattle property outside Rockhampton for over 40 years. In the past I was on the Council of The Cattleman’s Union for eight years and was a member of The Community Consultation Committee of the Rockhampton Hospital District for four years. I joined the Board of Property Rights Australia because I believe that landholders are being persecuted by government and have had to deal with the concept of Sovereign Risk in a way that is unprecedented in modern times in Australia. It is clear that governments have no concept of the disillusionment suffered by those very few of the under 40’s generation who have continued on as small business owners in the food and fibre industries at a time when the world is predicted to face food shortages as one of its major challenges in the next ten years.
Rick Gurnett - Vice Chairman
Rick and his wife operate a mulga block in South West Queensland where he has been for over thirty years after moving from Victoria’s Murray Valley region. Since leaving school 40 years ago Rick has been a shearer, owned and operated an entertainment business, owned and operated a stockfeed wholesale/retail business including a trucking enterprise in a family partnership, as well as the grazing enterprise. His life experience during these years has given him a burning passion to fight back against the micro management and takeover of people’s rights to their property by Government. Rick believes that property rights are at the core of any free democracy, to erode property rights is to erode democracy. Please feel free to contact Rick 07 46540228.
TRICIA AGAR - Treasurer
Tricia and her family have a sheep, wool and cattle operation at Wyandra which is located half way between Charleville and Cunnamulla. Tricia is 6th generation on the land and recognises that for too long, primary producers have often been an easy target for those intent on controlling the food security of our nation. Tricia is most concerned about the injustice that is prevalent in our society toward the primary producer and the property rights of landholders, and the dark forces that manipulate government to make laws controlling the landholder with red and green tape. With a passion for the rural industry and the desire to not only see the bush culture survive but thrive, Tricia recognises that it is the primary producers and the land holders of this land that will ensure that Australia has a future, and carries this over into a successful face book page called “Bush Kids”. Tricia’s father Noel Mobbs, was one of the founding committee members of PRA when it was first formed, and she and her husband Jeffrey, have always been PRA members, as they recognise that there must be an organisation that can stand on the side of the property owner without fear or favour. Property Rights Australia has stood the test of time, and continues to be a voice for the voiceless and a fighter for justice. Tricia can be contacted on: 07 46540268
MIKE FROMM - Secretary
Moved to Chinchilla with family in 1991 and continued farming there until a recent move to a smaller property in the Boonah area to set up for my senior years. I have been a longtime supporter of property rights and have been involved in enough battles to have a few scars. I am now researching the property rights of the Crypto currencies and their link to internet banking along with the amazing blockchain tech that will change so much of our future. I have a deep concern for people generally and farmers with the lack of sound planning for their future and retirement. Any queries, contact me on 07 54638247
Neville Stiller - Board Member
I’m one of ten siblings, I’m a fourth-generation custodian of a piece of dirt at Guluguba which has been in our family since our forefathers moved up from SA in 1909. I share this responsibility with two of my brothers and my wife Carmel. We run a breeding/backgrounding/feedloting operation across several properties on the Western Downs. I first became involved with PRA some years ago when I had a major stoush with a resource company. At the time, I felt dispirited with the organization I was a member of, and saw PRA as a breath of fresh air. I believe we must stand our ground for future generations. If you would like to contact me phone number is 0746 282 296.
Martin Bella - Board Member
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