Producers remain opposed to Biosecurity Levy

The National Farmers’ Federation acknowledges comments made by Agriculture Minister the Hon. Murray Watt in his opening address to Senate estimates on the Biosecurity Protection Levy, however in the absence of further detail, producers continue to remain opposed to this policy.

NFF President David Jochinke said: “The agricultural sector, along with supply chain participants, have overwhelmingly objected to the levy, identifying numerous issues with the policy construct and execution pathway.

“The 40th NFF Members’ Council in October – the sector’s chief policy-making forum comprising all NFF member presidents from state and commodity organisations – passed a motion opposing the policy.

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