Research & Development Levy – Objection period Reminder

The Australian Government’s Levy Principles and Guidelines provide for a six-week period for lodgement of objections to a levy proposal. The formal period for any objections will be held over seven weeks – commencing at 9am AEDT on 3 January and expiring at 5pm AEDT on 13 February 2017.

All prospective levy payers wishing to object should clearly outline the aspect of the levy proposal to which they object. They should also list reasons why they oppose the levy and provide suitable supporting arguments and evidence, together with their contact details. Further information about making an objection can be found on page 6 of the Levy Principles and Guidelines. Objectors may require access to TBA’s submission and copies and/or details of the submission are available on request.

Objections may be made in writing to the government, through the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – Levies, by email to:, or by post to:

Attn: Levies Management
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Locked Bag 4488

Objections may also be made in writing through the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, by email to:, or by post at:

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources PO Box 6022
Parliament House

Following the completion of the objection period, the department will provide TBA with anonymised information about any objections received and an opportunity for TBA to provide a response.