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    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development
    The Honourable Bill Byrne

    Praise for AgForce chief executive

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development
    The Honourable Bill Byrne

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Praise for AgForce chief executive

    Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne has praised the honesty, integrity and advocacy of Charles Burke who has announced he is stepping down after five years as AgForce chief executive officer.

    “Mr Burke has been a fantastic advocate for Queensland producers and a great champion for the agriculture sector,” the Minister said.

    “He has demonstrated a tremendous capacity to work with everyone for successful outcomes and his achievements are a testament to his hard work, honesty and integrity.

    “I have relied upon and trusted his advice on a wide variety of issues including rural debt, drought, cyclone and flood recovery, and the implementation of the new biosecurity legislation.

     “I worked with him on the removal of stamp duty on intergenerational farm transfers and it is hard to imagine anyone doing a better job on behalf of Queensland’s farmers.

     “On behalf of the Palaszczuk Government I’d like to thank him for his leadership and wish him every success for his future endeavours.”

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