2013 Review of the Farm Management Deposits (FMD) Scheme
The National Rural Advisory Council conducted an
Assessment of the effectiveness of the Farm Management Deposits Scheme.
The findings were released by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on 27 April 2013.
The 2006 Review of the FMD Scheme
A review of the FMD Scheme was completed in November 2006.
Farm Management Deposits Review was a departmental review which drew upon expert advice where necessary and was conducted under the direction of a high level reference committee comprising officials from
the department and related Government agencies; a representative from the National Farmers’ Federation, a representative from the Australian Bankers Association, and an independent member.
The Review reports on the effectiveness and efficiency of:
- the FMD Scheme in meeting its policy objectives as a tax-linked, financial risk management tool for primary producers, and
- the scheme’s administration and legislative framework.