Property Rights Australia

Board Members

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Membership of Property Rights Australia is currently managed by an executive comprised of:

Joanne Rea - Treasurer


I have lived on a beef cattle property outside Rockhampton for almost four decades. In the past I was on the Council of The Cattleman’s Union for eight years and wasmember of The Community Consultation Committee of the Rockhampton Hospital District for four years.

I joined the Board of Property Rights Australia because I believe that landholders are being persecuted by government and have had to deal with the concept of Sovereign Risk in a way that is unprecedented in modern times in Australia.

It is clear that governments have no concept of the disillusionment suffered by those very few of the under 40’s generation who have continued on as small business owners in the food and fibre industries at a time when the world is predicted to face food shortages as one of its major challenges in the next ten years.

Dale Stiller - Chairman  

Dale lives in the headwaters of the Dawson/ Fitzroy river system south of Wandoan and runs a cattle, fodder crop and timber business on an area consisting of land types of both highly productive brigalow uplands and low fertile forest.

Dale draws from the benefits of inter-generational knowledge and connection with the land along with a strong sense of stewardship and justice. It is of great concern the loss of connection by the majority of the population to the realities of life on the
land and the misinformation perpetrated by those who have lost all balance between production, community and conservation. The ability of people to live meaningful productive lives for generations to come is dependent on the restoration of this balance.


Trenton Hindman - Secretary


Trenton Hindman is a grazier and business man based in Rockhampton.  He is married with 3 children and has family properties at Jackson, Dulacca and Wyandra.  Trent graduated from Queensland
Agricultural College - Gatton in 1987 with a Bachelor of Applied Science - Rural Technology. 

Trent started his Gofarm Agribusiness in Miles in 1996 and now operates 3 Gofarm - Rural merchandise stores located in Roma, Chinchilla and Rockhampton.

Ashley McKay - Vice Chairman


I was born in 1941 and married Doris in 1963.  We own and operate a cattle breeding and fattening property at Augathella.

I was the Foundation President of the Australian Camp Drafters Assoc. in 1972 and also joined the Cattlemen's Union at its inception and held the position of Councillor for five years and Vice President for three years.  I have also been Chairman of the Land & Local Government Committee, a member of the QLD Government State Trees Group. a member of the Ministerial resource Management Advisory Committee and the Chair on a Local Tree Clearing Group. 

I have been a Property Rights Australia member since it's inception and previously was on the board for four years.  I have worked with many leading Rangeland scientists and conservation people.  Dorris and I won a landmark case against the Queensland Government in 2005.

Tricia Agar

Kerry Ladbrook