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An Important Message for Breeders on the Thoroughbred Research & Development Levy

January 27, 2017

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) has formally lodged an application for a federal government funded thoroughbred research and development levy. The levy, which will generate close to $2.4 million over the next three years for research and development projects, is set to be implemented in the new financial year. It will be funded by mandatory breeder … READ MORE

Research & Development Levy – Objection period Reminder

January 13, 2017

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 … READ MORE

Thoroughbred Research & Development Levy Objection period – 3 January to 13 February 2017

January 3, 2017

One accomplishment that I’m particularly pleased TBA was able to achieve this year is federal government support for a thoroughbred research and development levy. These levies have a long history of encouraging industries to raise money for research programs that will produce long term benefits; this spending is then matched by the federal government. TBA … READ MORE