OPERATION GRAIN HARVEST ASSIST

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The Problem

  • Australia is facing a chronic skilled farm labour shortage, following our international border closure and the nation’s hard border stance during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.
  • Our Grains sector is at risk of reputational harm and market failure especially from a lack of skilled heavy farm machinery operators as well as truck and other farm workers, who are central to the proper functioning of the entire grains supply chain. Potential losses on some farms could be many $millions, with $billions at risk on a national level.
  • Australia is at or close to the technical threshold of "full employment", putting the grains industry in the difficult situation of competing for workers in a very tight labour market, particularly with a booming mining economy that also requires workers with the same or similar skill sets.
  • The industry, initially in WA and Queensland, requires access to a suitable workforce by early mid-September 2021in preparation for the upcoming harvest season. The situation in most other States is similar, if slightly delayed as the grains in WA are the first due for harvesting. Please note the short lead time.
  • Australian broadacre agriculture urgently requires thousands of experienced heavy farm machinery operators and truck driversas well as a range of other trades.
  • It is vital to have these people, to ensure our grains sector remains globally competitive, and to avoid losing our markets to international competitors – this is a likely scenario if the required tonnages are unable to move into port to meet the needs of overseas markets.

Ladies and Gents,

A compilation of funny stories from our RAEME members is in draft, and YOUR input is needed. 
Please forward this email to all Corps members you know.

Any Corps-related stories that get a laugh are wanted.  That includes any story that brings back funny memories; that epitomise our Corps, or that never get old! It doesn't matter if your story is an inside joke, we just want to hear about the funny stuff that happens in our Corps.
  • What have you said?
  • What have you done?
  • What have you seen?
  • What have you heard?
  • What did you tell a boss?
  • What did you get away with?
Simply put: if it is funny and related to our Corps, we want it!

Please find attached the link for the 2021 AGM proposed dates.


2021 NOTICE OF AGM .pdf
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