Members’ e-bulletin – 30 August, 2022

Dear ABGC members,

As you may have seen in our recent e-bulletin, the ABGC board agreed to put forward a submission to the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit regarding the ongoing issue of worker shortages in regional areas.

The submission was sent to representatives including Bob Katter, the Federal Member for Kennedy, Agriculture Minister Murray Watt, Shadow Agriculture Minister David Littleproud and Federal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch.

ABGC members are invited to read the letter in full: CLICK HERE

In addition, the National Farmers Federation (NFF) will represent the sector at the Summit this Thursday and Friday (ABGC is a member of the NFF’s Horticulture Council).

Tomorrow (Wednesday 31 August) at 6pm, they will be hosting a short webinar to outline priorities for the summit.

Jobs & Skills Summit: NFF Industry Preview + Live Q&A

6.00 – 6.45pm | Register here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via phone (07 3278 4938) or email (

Leanne Erakovic | ABGC Executive Officer & workforce issues representative