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NSW COUNTRY HOUR | Biosecurity tax changes don't address main concerns

GPA Southern Region Director Andrew Weidemann tells NSW Country Hour host Michael Condon there has been a lot of pushback from agriculture against the Federal Government's proposed biosecurity tax, whether it was 10 per cent or 6 per cent, as announced today by Agriculture Minster Senator Murray Watt.

Reasons include the existing secure system for funding biosecurity that could be tweaked, and concerns funds raised by the new tax would go into consolidated revenue for general operations of the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries without the necessary checks and balances to ensure it was spent on biosecurity activities.


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