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Grain Producers Australia (GPA) Chief Executive Officer Colin Bettles has experienced injuries while in the United States and is currently in hospital. 

Details of the events surrounding the incident are unclear, however the GPA Board and Staff are grateful that Mr Bettles received assistance to access medical care.

 GPA supports efforts by Mr Bettles’ former employer and personal friend, Federal Nationals MP Michael McCormack, to urge investigation into this incident and efforts to seek further engagement by US authorities to access CCTV footage. 

Mr Bettles was travelling alone and was expected to participate in a number of activities throughout the US and Canada while away. 

GPA is currently supporting Mr Bettles’ family and friends as we navigate this period. 

Mr Bettles is a highly respected industry leader, known for his integrity and professionalism. GPA is supporting his family and providing assistance where possible. 

GPA is grateful to our networks, the authorities and US health professionals for their assistance in ensuring his welfare and ongoing care. 



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