Forrest pays tribute to staff

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest visits Harvey Beef to thank the abattoir staff for their hard work.
Camera IconMining billionaire Andrew Forrest visits Harvey Beef to thank the abattoir staff for their hard work.

Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest paid a visit to Harvey Beef last month to thank staff for their hard work.

Mr Forrest showed his appreciation for the team at the Harvey abattoir, who have been tirelessly working to keep food on the tables of West Australians.

Harvey Beef is part of the Minderoo group, owned by Mr Forrest, and employs 650 staff in Harvey.

The philanthropist said he wanted to “personally thank” the staff on the front line of the pandemic.

“Harvey Beef is a proud Western Australian company, we are prioritising production for WA retailers to keep the meat cabinets full for West Australian families,” Mr Forrest said.

“As with our health workers, teachers and other essential services, our workers at Harvey Beef are local heroes.”

Mr Forrest said Harvey Beef workers did not have the luxury of working from home.

“Day in, day out, they front up to ensure West Australians can go to the shops and buy food for their families,” he said.

He also thanked the farmers and producers for their dedication and supply.

However, the thank you message was not the only important announcement made by Mr Forrest recently.

This month he dug deep and purchased $160m worth of medial supplies. The 90-tonnes of face masks, gloves and PPE, plus 33 ventilators, will boost supplies to WA hospitals.

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