3 things you might want to know this week 7 October 2019

The news is full of the good, the bad, the ugly and the sad, here are 3 things you might want to know this week.


  1. LGBT travel to India is now legal after the Indian government decriminalised being gay.  According to the ABC, That’s 21 years after the last Australian state, Tasmania, decriminalised it in 1997, and 43 years since the first oz state, South Australia, did it in 1975.
  2. Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have left the company.  Some reports have it due to disagreements with Facebook’s (they bought it) growing involvement in the company.
  3. Have you got what it takes to shape one of the biggest events in Queensland? Beef Week Australia outgoing Chairman Blair Angus says they are searching for “strong mix of people with a diverse range of knowledge and expertise to work together to deliver what is now recognised as one the World’s finest agricultural exhibitions.

There are just two years and 208 days until the event that delivered more than 90,000 local, national and international visitors to Rockhampton, Queensland returns in 2021. 2018 Beef Week put around $74 million dollars into the state and Australian economy.

To help deliver Beef Week 2021, board members need to be “energetic and astute people with strong governance credentials, with varied industry and business knowledge and skills to add value to the triennial event,” Blair Angus says.

Board nomination is available to all current financial Beef Australia members, and closes 4:00pm Friday 19 October.