May 31, 2012
Durong grazier Georgie Somerset will be offering a South Burnett perspective when she’s a guest on the ABC’s popular Q&A TV panel show on Monday.
Georgie will be on stage alongside Federal Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean, Queensland Nationals’ Senator Barnaby Joyce, Leader of the Greens Christine Milne and Torres Strait musician Jeremy Marou from rock duo Busby Marou.
The show will be filmed live at The Empire Theatre in Toowoomba and will go to air from 9:35pm.
The guests will field questions from the live audience as well as from TV viewers via Twitter and the web.
As well as being a beef farmer, Georgie is a rural leader with experience in agribusiness, rural tourism and regional development – and a mother of three children.
She is currently president of the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network, vice-president of the National Foundation for Australian Women, is on the board of the QRAA, a member of the National Rural Advisory Council and involved with various industry and community groups.
Georgie is also working with other community leaders to establish a philanthropic group, the Red Earth Community Foundation, in the South Burnett.
She told southburnett.com.au that the show would be great opportunity to share the perspective of someone living in a rural community in southern Queensland with a national audience.
However the discussion would be dictated by the questions that come in.
Questions can be submitted from the Q&A website.