Politician plans his next move.July 2, 2014 3:10am
State Member for Rodney Paul Weller intends to seek a seat on the board of dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn when nominations open this month.
A dairy farmer for most of his life, Mr Weller has continued his involvement with farming in the Lockington district.
Mr Weller will lose his seat in November due to an electoral redistribution.
He was a director of Murray Goulburn from 2005 until 2006, when he was first elected to parliament.
‘‘It’s a good opportunity to be on the board now,’’ Mr Weller said.
‘‘It’s an exciting time ahead when they are looking at spending $500
Mr Weller said Murray Goulburn, the last co-operative in Victoria, was a key to the dairy industry in Victoria.
‘‘Having had eight years in parliament and knowing how government and departments work I believe I can bring some skills and networks to the board.’’
Asked about Murray Goulburn’s opening price, he said considering world prices and the Australian dollar position it was a solid opening.
‘‘As a farmer I would have liked it higher, but it’s a responsible opening.’’
Nominations for the northern region positions will open on July 21 and close on August 4. The ballot will close on September 24.
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