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GRAIN CENTRAL | GPA urges reconsideration of container levy for biosecurity

GRAIN Producers Australia (GPA) has reiterated its push for an introduction of a container levy to help finance enhanced biosecurity measures at a hearing of the Federal Government’s Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee last week.

GPA representatives chief executive Colin Bettles and southern region director Andrew Weidemann told the committee this levy would be a fair and equable way to pay for measures, such as fumigation of containers.

The submission was in response to an inquiry launched in July 28 entitled: Adequacy of Australia’s biosecurity measures and response preparedness, in particular with respect to foot-and-mouth disease and varroa mite.

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