Farmers get long-term biosecurity funding, but cop 10pc levy hike in 2023/24 budget announcement

Jamieson Murphy
Updated May 9 2023 - 7:53pm, first published 7:32pm
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt said the government was footing most of the bill, but to provide ongoing funding there had to be a "modest" biosecurity protection levy on primary producers.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt said the government was footing most of the bill, but to provide ongoing funding there had to be a "modest" biosecurity protection levy on primary producers.

The nation's biosecurity will get a $1 billion boost and the system will be supported by significant on-going funding, but it will cost farmers a 10 per cent hike in their levies.

Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

News director

Newcastle Herald news director. Interested in any and all yarns. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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