Biosecurity shock as crossbench declares intention to vote down levy

Gregor Heard
Updated May 15 2024 - 12:26pm, first published May 14 2024 - 8:30pm
Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong
Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson. Picture by Sitthixay Ditthavong

Crossbenchers in the Senate have formally informed the government of their opposition to the controversial Biosecurity Protection Levy (BPL) prior to the legislation being tabled.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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