The electorate of Wright boasts many wonderful and diverse products, from broccoli to beef, racehorses to soil conditioner, homegrown and exported around the world.
With the success of local produce on the world stage, a local exporter could become Australia’s exporter of the year.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said he was continually amazed with the hard work and dedication of local exporters and encouraged them to enter the 55th Australian Export Awards program.
“Agriculture is a key industry locally, with many of our local exporters sharing their homegrown products on the world stage,” Mr Buchholz said.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our local exporters, it would be great to see a local business crowned exporter of the year.”
Applicants are first judged in the Queensland Export Awards Program, with the winners progressing to become national finalists in the Australian Export Awards.
Applications are open in 12 national export categories demonstrating the diversity of Australia’s export sectors, including Digital Technologies, e-Commerce, Health and Biotechnology, Regional Exporter and Small Business.
“Lockyer Valley vegetable farm Qualipac sends 8kg boxes of broccoli to Singapore several times a week while Beaudesert’ s Killara Thoroughbreds partnered with Magic Millions recently to send 79 racehorses by charter to start their racing careers in Vietnam,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I encourage all of our local exporters to enter the Australian Export Awards Program, with such diverse local produce local consumers have already won.”
The 55th Australian Export Awards program is co-presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Visit www.exportawards.gov.au for more information and how to enter.