Have your say on the evolution of agricultural levies legislation

22 November 2019

(Issued by Department of Agriculture)

The Department of Agriculture is streamlining and modernising the legislation underpinning Australia’s agricultural levy system to better support agricultural industries.

Since the 1990s, Australia’s levy system—and the legislation governing it—has grown in size and complexity.

This project will reduce complexity, duplication and inconsistency in the legislation to make the system more flexible and easier to use.

A critical part of this process is getting input from people with an interest in how levies work.

A series of consultations will inform how we improve the legislation to make the system more responsive to industry’s priorities and save businesses time and money.

Right now, the department is taking feedback on proposed changes to the legislative framework through this online survey.

In addition to online submissions, the first round of face-to-face consultation is underway with levy recipient bodies and continues until early 2020.

A second round of face-to-face consultations, focusing on industry representative bodies and collection agents, is planned to begin in early 2020.

Wider consultation is planned through and beyond 2020.

Stay up-to-date on the levies legislation modernisation project using the Have Your Say site.

About levies

  • Levies are an important part of keeping our agricultural industries at the cutting edge as technologies, supply chains, markets, and environmental and economic conditions change over time.
  • Levies are industry-driven to enable food and fibre producers to adopt innovations, respond to challenges, and effectively represent their businesses throughout our economy.