Board Members

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

Board Members

JOANNE REA – Chairman

I have lived on a beef cattle property outside Rockhampton for over 40 years. In the past I was on the Council of The Cattleman’s Union for eight years and was a member 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.

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Rick Gurnett - Vice Chairman

Rick and his wife operate a mulga block in South West Queensland where he has been for over thirty years after moving from Victoria’s Murray Valley region. Since leaving school 40 years ago Rick has been a shearer, owned and operated an entertainment business, owned and operated a stockfeed wholesale/retail business including a trucking enterprise in a family partnership, as well as the grazing enterprise. His life experience during these years has given him a burning passion to fight back against the micro management and takeover of people’s rights to their property by Government.  Rick believes that property rights are at the core of any free democracy, to erode property rights is to erode democracy. Please feel free to contact Rick 07 46540228.

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DALE STILLER – Board Member

GULUGUBA producer Dale Stiller has rejoined the Board of Property Rights Australia.

Mr Stiller, was Chairperson of the Board for three years from 2015-2017 .

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NEVILLE STILLER – Board Member

I’m one of ten siblings, I’m a fourth-generation custodian of a piece of dirt at Guluguba which has been in our family since our forefathers moved up from SA in 1909. I share this responsibility with two of my brothers and my wife Carmel. We run a breeding/backgrounding/feedloting operation across several properties on the Western Downs. I first became involved with PRA some years ago when I had a major stoush with a resource company. At the time, I felt dispirited with the organization I was a member of, and saw PRA as a breath of fresh air. I believe we must stand our ground for future generations. If you would like to contact me phone number is 0746 282 296.

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DIXIE NOTT – Board Member

I have been a farmer most of my life except for a spell in Canberra working in Environmental Biology at ANU during the birth of “The Greenhouse Effect” as it was called then. We live in Queensland coastal range country, high rainfall (mostly) and vigorous eucalypts which focussed my attention on vegetation management. This was crystallised by my conviction that the general population has no conception of healthy woodlands, the continual need to use patchy fire of varying intensity in my country and the effect of government intervention and management prescriptions on our landscape. I started a thesis in 2005 to further this general hypothesis and hope to finish it one day.
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SHAY DOUGALL – Board Member

Shay has been a OHS Consultant running her own business for 20 years.  Based in Chinchilla, the last 7 years has seen her develop a special interest in supporting farmers in the issues they face when required to host the unconventional gas industry either on their property or as neighbours.