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RURAL FOCUS | Angry Growers Reject Proposed 10pc Biosecurity Protection Levy

GPA Chief Executive, Colin Bettles, spoke to Rural Focus host Troy Stockden about GPA's survey results, showing Australian grain producers have vehemently rejected the Federal Government’s proposed new 10 per cent Biosecurity Protection Levy.

About 140 responded to the GPA survey, with 84 per cent (116) saying they didn’t agree with paying the new 10pc levy, while only 4pc (5) said they would and 13pc (18) wanted more details.

A whopping 94pc (129) said Australian grain producers already contribute enough in their existing levies (1.02pc of net grain sales) to co-fund biosecurity programs and responses, through the Grains Research and Development Corporation and Plant Health Australia.


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