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Government visa announcement boosts breeding sector

January 16, 2018

The Federal Government’s announcement regarding enhanced access to ‘Horse Breeder’ visas today is warmly welcomed by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA). The decision follows a lobbying campaign led by TBA to put the ‘Horse Breeder’ occupation category on the medium and long term strategic skills list (MTSSL) for the purposes of 457 visas. By putting ‘Horse … READ MORE

Breeding industry hits Federal Parliament

October 19, 2017

Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in the rural economy and Australian society: that was the message echoed by Federal Government ministers and senior politicians at an event in Canberra last night. Defence Minister Marise Payne and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten traded stories of their interest in breeding and racing, while training identities … READ MORE

National Breeding Awards Celebrate Australia’s Best

August 30, 2017

The Australian breeding industry celebrated its best and brightest today (Sunday August 27) with five prestigious awards handed out at a ceremony held in conjunction with Coolmore Australia’s annual stallion parade. The event, hosted by Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA), recognised the outstanding achievements of horses and breeders during the 2016-17 season. Securing the coveted Champion … READ MORE

Changes to Skilled Visas

June 30, 2017

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) welcomes changes to the skilled migration occupation list that benefit the breeding industry, announced by the federal government today. A significant alteration to the visa scheme is the reinstatement of the occupation ‘horse trainer’ to the list of occupations under which employers can hire skilled workers from overseas. This occupation category … READ MORE

New advisory panel announced for Australian Thoroughbred industry

June 28, 2017

The newly-formed Thoroughbred Advisory Panel will meet for the first time on 28 June 2017 and host a forum with industry and researchers to discuss research and development (R&D) opportunities for the Australian Thoroughbred industry. The establishment of the advisory panel follows the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce’s … READ MORE

New national role for TBV’s Patrick Clancy

June 7, 2017
Patrick Clancy

TBV’s Executive Officer Patrick Clancy will soon take up a national role with Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA), while still maintaining his position at TBV. The new position will see him work between the two organisations from his base at the TBV office in Flemington. The focus of Patrick’s new role as TBA’s Director of Policy … READ MORE

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia To Fund Research & Development

May 29, 2017
Barnaby Joyce

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) is pleased to announce it will contribute $200,000 to fund research and development for the breeding industry. The money will be placed into a newly created thoroughbred R&D levy scheme and will be matched by the federal government when spent. By making the substantial donation, TBA will enable research projects to … READ MORE

TBA Welcomes Government Funds For New Research & Development Levy

May 18, 2017

Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has said the government is committed to supporting the thoroughbred breeding industry. Mr Joyce, who is also Deputy Prime Minister, was speaking at an announcement to confirm the approval of government funds for an industry led research and development levy. “The breeding and racing industry is something that is very … READ MORE

Niall Blair Attends Newmarket

April 3, 2017
Minister Visit

As buyers gathered for the final day of inspections ahead of the Inglis Australian Easter sale, the NSW state government minister Niall Blair was among those viewing the horses on offer. Mr Blair, who is minister for primary industries as well as trade and industry, was hosted by Aushorse and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) during … READ MORE

Australian Stud and Stable Staff Awards Return for 2017

March 29, 2017

They have helped to transform a stable foreman into a G1 trainer; they’ve helped old racehorses find new homes; and they’ve given strength and encouragement to the thousands who perform everyday work in stables and on studs across Australia. In 2017, the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards will again recognise those whose efforts go … READ MORE

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

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