Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIA Ltd) has replaced Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) to become the control body of the horticulture industry’s service and exports.
The industry heaved a sigh of relief after a motion to disallow the Plant Health Australia (PHA) and Emergency Plant Pest Response (EPPR) levies was withdrawn from the Senate on the 24th September.
The industry structures and systems governing the imposition of and disbursement of marketing and research and development (R&D) levies in the agricultural sector
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Australian horticulture and agriculture leaders have welcomed news that motions to oppose the hard-fought changes to statutory levies have today been withdrawn in the Senate.
A move to remove compulsory levies that growers pay as their fruit is sold is threatening to push the industry backwards.
The Australian Greens have announced that they will oppose moves to disallow increases and amendments to the levies paid by mushroom, mango and onion growers when the matter comes before the Senate next week.