The Opposition welcomes the appointment of Simon Crean as the Chair of the Australia Live Exporters' Council.
Labor congratulates Simon on his appointment and looks forward to working with him in his new role.
There could be no more suitable and experienced person than Simon to lead a sector that is facing both challenges and great opportunity.
As a former Minister for Agriculture, Trade and Regional Australia Simon knows the sector well and its important role in our economy.
Ive no doubt Simon will play a critical role in further building community confidence and support for the sector.
We also thank the out-going Chair Peter Kane for his hard work and successful period in the role.
FRIDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2014