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Biosecurity protection: levy or tax?

GRAIN Producers Australia (GPA) is pushing for the Federal Government to urgently revisit its proposed 10 per cent Biosecurity Protection Levy following the release of a new Productivity Commission report, which supports the views of producers - that it is not a levy at all.

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The Productivity Commission has shone a light on a proposed biosecurity levy. Photo: Mark Saunders.

The Productivity Commission has shone a light on a proposed biosecurity levy. Photo: Mark Saunders.

GPA chair, Barry Large, said the new analysis "has clearly belled the cat on the government's deeply flawed policy proposal and called it for what it really is - another tax on all Australian agricultural...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: Grouper Bins (July 2024)

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Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

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Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.