The Annual General Meeting of Australian Pork Limited (ABN 83 092 783 278) (APL) will be held on Thursday 17 November 2022 commencing at 1:00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time). It will be held at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel, Corner Exhibition Street and Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

The business of the Annual General Meeting will include:

  • receiving and considering the financial statements of the company, together with the reports of the Directors and Auditor in respect of year ended 30 June 2022
  • setting the remuneration of the company Auditor for the 2022–23 financial year
  • electing two producer Directors
  • ratifying the appointment of two specialist Directors
  • considering resolutions proposed to the company by Members and Delegates prior to the annual return date (6 September 2022), if any.

The APL Annual Report will be made available on the APL website prior to the meeting. Explanatory notes to the business of the AGM will be appended to the Notice of AGM and will be circulated to Members, Associate Members, Delegates, Directors and the Auditor no less than 28 days prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Members may nominate a natural person for election as a Delegate of APL. The election of Delegates will be in September 2022. To be eligible to stand for election, the nomination of the candidate(s) must be submitted to APL before the return date. The return date is Tuesday 6 September 2022.

A Delegate nomination form and Consent to Act as a Delegate are available on APL’s website.

In accordance with rule 7.1 (b) of the APL Constitution, for the purpose of determining ongoing membership of APL, each Member must provide either a consent to APL to use the Member’ss PigPass slaughters or a statutory declaration triennially.

Where this information is not provided, the membership lapses. The triennial declaration of slaughter information falls due this year and is required before 6 September 2022 to ensure that membership does not lapse.

A consent to use the PigPass declaration may be a standing authority. The benefit of providing a standing authority is that Members do not need to provide a new declaration every three years in accordance with this rule. The consent to use PigPass is available on the APL website.

A statutory declaration form is also available on the APL website. The Membership Application form available on the APL Website provides for either PigPass consent or statutory declaration. Alternatively, membership can be confirmed with PigPass consent via the APL Members Portal.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact APL’s Company Secretary Damien Howse on damien.howse@australianpork.com.au or (02) 6270 8805 or 0431 631 692.