AFII industry seminar: Biosecurity Protection Levy

The Federal Government’s proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy has raised the ire of producer groups, after the Government last month moved to legislate the measure. The new model is due to commence on 1 July 2024 and is based on a shared responsibility model, which will see costs for biosecurity shared between taxpayers, importers, international travellers and producers.

In the first event of a new seminar series aimed at professionals, researchers and students, National Farmers Federation CEO Tony Mahar and Saša Vanek from the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) will discuss what the measure is and what it will mean for producers.

Join us on Tuesday, 2 April at 10.30am to hear from Tony and Saša, and participate in what’s sure to be a lively discussion. You can read the TTPI policy brief on the levy’s design here.

The Agrifood Innovation Institute Industry Seminar Series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month. It is open to all and aims to foster dialogue amongst professionals and researchers across multiple sectors, while addressing important and topical issues within the agrifood sector.

The series is a part of AFII’s commitment to developing capacity within the agrifood sector by identifying and addressing future industry capability needs and challenges, and enhancing industry engagement in education and training.

Upcoming seminars will cover issues including alternative proteins, supply chain decarbonisation, and food fraud.

If you are interested in being involved as a speaker or have ideas for a topic you would like us to explore, please contact [email protected]

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