On 24 February, the then Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources announced the establishment of an Industry Steering Committee to consult on the proposed Biosecurity Imports Levy and provide advice to the minister.
Terms of reference
The committee’s terms of reference required that it consult widely with potentially affected parties, including through the invitation of submissions.
Read the committee’s terms of reference.
The steering committee delivered its recommendations on 1 June 2019.
On 10 September 2019, the Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie, released the committee’s report.
Read the full report.
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The steering committee was led by an independent chair, Mr David Trebeck, and included individuals from shipping and agricultural industries.
|Paul Zalai||Freight and Trade Alliance|
|Margie Thomson||Cement Industry Federation|
|Mike Gallacher||Ports Australia|
|Michael Sousa||Qube Holdings|
|Rod Nairn||Shipping Australia|
|Brian Lovell||Australian Federation of International Forwarders|
|Tony Mahar||National Farmers’ Federation|
|Peter Gniel||Australian Institute of Petroleum|
|Joel Katz||Cruise Lines International Association, Australasia|