Bush Summit in Dubbo to feature leading political, business, community leaders

VISITING AGAIN: Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with Darcy Josephs and his pop Kevin West (right) at the family's farm near Dubbo in April. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
VISITING AGAIN: Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with Darcy Josephs and his pop Kevin West (right) at the family's farm near Dubbo in April. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Dubbo will play host to some of Australia's most influential media, business, political and community leaders on Thursday when the Daily Telegraph's Bush Summit takes place.

The summit will feature addresses from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, along with panel discussions about jobs, agriculture, land management, water, social issues, tourism and transport.

Country Women's Association, NSW Farmers, Cotton Australia, UNICEF, the Regional Australia Institute, NSW Minerals Council and NSW Business Chamber leaders will attend.

Local business leaders and farmers including Roger Fletcher, Steve Hinks, Jillian Kilby and Tony Quigley will also join in discussions.

The CommSec's chief economist Craig James is slated to give a speech on bush economics.

Dubbo Regional mayor Ben Shields and Rex Airlines director John Sharp will also sit on a transport panel together.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie, Resources Minister Matthew Canavan, federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and former Nationals Ministers Fiona Nash and Wendy Machin will feature along with NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay.

The summit will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre from 10am to 6pm.