Budget’s $371m biosecurity boost will put ‘protective ring’ around agriculture, PM says

Budget’s $371m biosecurity boost will put ‘protective ring’ around agriculture, PM says

The Guardian

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Measures to be announced on Tuesday come three years after Coalition’s failed attempt to introduce biosecurity levy on industry

A $371m biosecurity package that puts a “protective ring” around the agricultural sector is to be announced by the prime minister, Scott Morrison, three years after the Coalition’s failed attempt to introduce a biosecurity levy on industry.

Tuesday’s budget announcement, which includes $59m for swine flu prevention measures and $67m for a new response and surveillance program, follows calls by the National Farmers’ Federation for $417m in new spending over the next four years.

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