member for Page.
Thank you Deputy Speaker.
Deputy speaker, there’s a very exciting event will be happening in
my community from 23 May to 2 June, Beef Week
in Casino. I actually had the member for Capricornia
sitting next to me under the delusion that
the Beef Week capital of Australia is Rockhampton;
it is not. The Beef Week capital of Australia
is indeed Casino. The week’s events are going
to be very exciting. We kick off with opening
night and the crowning of the Beef Week queen.
There will be a lot of events. We will have
Beef Meets Reef at Evan’s Head, busking, fashion
parades, art exhibitions, a golf open, breakfast
with the butchers, cow pat lotto�a lot of
money can be won doing that�cattle competitions,
the Beef Week races and a rodeo, a ‘Mr Beef’�that
is always a highlight of the week�and much
I congratulate the committee: Stuart George,
Frank McKey, Belinda Dockrill, Grant Shedden,
John Hamilton, Sam Chilton and Sarah Yeo.
They were assisted by Cherie Holdsworth and
Lena Mager. The sponsors�very important�were:
Richmond Valley Council, The Land, Casino
RSM, TURSA, 900 2LM and ZZZ FM, West Lawn
and Richmond Dairies and more. To the member
for Capricornia, you have been told: we are
the Beef Week capital.