Appendix 2 - Hearings and Witnesses

Appendix 2 - Hearings and Witnesses

Tuesday, 21 March 2006, Mildura

Victorian Farmers Federation
Mr James Belbin, Vice President, Sunraysia Branch
Sunraysia Citrus Growers Inc
Mr Peter Crisp, Chair
Australian Citrus Growers Inc
Ms Judity Damiani, Executive Director
Mr Chris de Groot
Sunraysia Mallee Economic Development Board
Mr John Irwin, Chairman
Almond Board of Australia
Mr Stephen Lynch, Director and Head of Agribusiness, SAITeysMcMahon
National Harvest Labour Information Service, MADEC
Ms Mary Maoloney, Coordinator (Tasmania, South Australia and Northern Territory)
Mr Maxwell Polwarth, Manager
Mr Cosimo Stizza, Harvest Labour Coordinator
Sunraysia Mallee Economic Development Board
Mr Andrew Millen, Chief Executive Officer
Mildura Rural City Council
Mr Phil Pearce, Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, 22 March 2006, Renmark

Riverland Development Corporation
Mr Trevor Bennett, Project Officer, Skilled and Business Migration
Yandilla Park Pty Ltd
Mr Richard Hamley, General Manager, Agribusiness
Ms Claire Smith, Human Resources Manager
Riverland Horticultural Council
Mr Tom Martin, Acting Chairman

Simarloo (Australia) Pty Ltd, and Virgin Hills Pty Ltd
Mr Noel Sims, Managing Director

Thursday, 23 March 2006, Robinvale

Tree Minders Pty Ltd
Mr Alf Fangaloka, Director
Mr Sam Fangaloka, General Manager
Mr Sioeli Fangaloka, Director
Pickering Transport Group
Mrs Lilian Fifita, Quality Manager, Occupational Health and Safety Convenor
Mr Tony Gaby
Robinvale Uniting Church
Reverend Evan Harris,
Robinvale NetworkHouse Incorporated
Mrs Carolyn Martinussen, Coordinator
Swan Hill Rural City Council
Ms Deborah Quin, Employment and Settlement Facilitation Officer
Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-op
Mrs Valma Tucker, Committee Member and Coordinator, Family Services, Murray Valley Aboriginal Co-op
Select Harvests Ltd
Mr Wayne Turner, General Manager, Almond Division

Friday, 24 March 2006, Shepparton

Goulburn Valley Pacific Islander Community Association Inc
Ms Leiona Cocker, Vice President
Mrs Moira Fepuleai, President and Representative, Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District
Mrs Leaisa Pele, Treasurer
Fruit Growers Victoria
Mr Peter Hall, Representative
Mr Ross Wall, Chief Executive Officer

Greater Shepparton City Council
Mr Christopher Hazelman, Councillor and Manager, Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District
Mr Matthew Nelson, Manager, Economic Development
Worktrainers Ltd
Mr James O'Connor, Chief Executive Officer
Austravel Jobs
Mr Anthony Peardon, Managing Director
Northern Victorian Fresh Tomato Growers Association
Mr Anthony Rossignuolo, President

Wednesday, 19 April 2006, Brisbane

Associate Professor Richard Brown
Burnett Shire Council
Mr Raymond Duffy, Mayor
Australia Fiji Business Council
Mr Robert Lyon, President; Immideate Past President, Australia Pacific Island Business Council; Vice President, Australia Papua New Guinea Business Council
Mr Mark Panitz, Chief Advocate
Australia Papua New Guniea Business Council
Mr Francis Yourn, Executive Director, Australia Fiji Business Council, Australia Pacific Island Business Council

Thursday, 20 April 2006, Bundaberg

SP Exports Pty Ltd
Mr Andrew Philip, Shareholder
2PH Farms
Mr John Pressler, Director
Wide Bay-Burnett Area Consultative Committee
Mr William Trevor, Chair
Bundaberg City Council
Councillor Mary Walsh, Chairman, Planning and Development Committee

Monday, 5 June 2006, Darwin

Oolloo Farm Management Pty Ltd
Mr Philip Vivian, General Manager, Farming Operations
Northern Territory Horticultural Association
Ms Tracey Leo, Principal Officer
Northern Territory Mango Industry Association
Mr Peter Marks, President
Mr Bill Davey, Grower Representative and Director
Mr Peter Delis, Past President
Northern Land Council
Mr Leigh Tilmouth, Consultant, Economic Development
Mr John Berto, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr Barry King, Manager,Jobs and Careers
Unions Northern Territory
Mr Joseph Gallagher, President
Mr Didge McDonald, Occupational Health and Safety Project Officer
Mr Jeff Hull, Secretary
Mr Jamey Robertson, Assistant Secretary

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, Canberra

Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Mr James Fox, First Assistant Secretary, Migration and Temporary Entry Division
Mr Malcolm Paterson, Director, Business Skills and Specialist Entry Section
Mr Jon Rosalky, Director, Compliance Business Systems Section
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/AusAID
Mr Peter Hooton, Assistant Secretary Pacific Regional and New Zealand Branch, Pacific Division
Ms Judith Robinson, Assistant Director-General, Pacific Branch, AusAID
Mr Edward Sulikowski, Director, Services Trade Negotiations Section, Office of Trade Negotiations
National Farmers' Federation
Mrs Denita Wawn, Manager, Workplace Relations, and Industrial Advocate
Mr Duncan Fraser, Chair, Workplace Relations Committee
High Commissioner for Fiji
His Excellency Mr Amraiya Naidu, High Commissioner
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Mr Ivan Neville, Assistant Secretary, Labour Supply and Skills Branch
Ms Jane Press, Director, Migration Policy and Analysis Section, Labour Supply and Skills Branch
Mr Michael Quinn, Assistant Secretary, Employment Exchange Branch
Dr Satish Chand, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU
Mr Peter Mares, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology
Mr Nicholas Maclellan, Senior Policy Adviser for the Pacific, Oxfam Australia
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Mr Allen Grant, Executive Manager, Corporate Policy Division
Dr Terence Sheales, Chief Commodity Analyst, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Mr Matthew Worrell, Manager, Corporate Policy and Planning
Mr Peter Hancock, Manager, Horticulture Policy

Wednesday, 23 August 2006 Canberra

Australian Tourism Export Council
Ms Anna Rattray, National Industry Development Manager
Ms Michelle Bissett, Industrial Officer
Horticulture Australia Limited
Ms Kris Newton, Chief Executive Officer, Horticulture Australia Council
Mr Mark Reppel, Director, Australia Banana Growers' Association
Mr Nick Muraca, President, Australian Table Grape Growers Association
The World Bank
Dr Manjula Luthria, Senior Economist for the Pacific Region

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