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SHEEP CENTRAL | Sheep and wool bodies among 50 groups fighting biosecurity tax


THE FEDERAL Government has received a joint letter from 50 Australian agricultural producer representative groups voicing strong opposition to the proposed 10 percent biosecurity tax due to be introduced July 1 this year.


The groups represent producers across a range of sectors, including grains, livestock, horticulture, dairy, and forestry.


The letter is addressed to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and a copy has been sent to Treasurer Jim Chalmers and to Agriculture Minister Murray Watt.


Sheep Producers Australia and WoolProducers Australia are among the 50 groups backing the raising of a Biosecurity Fighting Fund to fight the proposed tax’s implementation.



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