Thoroughbred Breeders Australia Compulsory R&D Levy


Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has received a letter from Jo Grainger, Assistant Secretary – Wool, Dairy, Wine, Small and Emerging Industries at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources confirming receipt of the levy submission from the Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA),noting that the Australian Government’s Levy Principles and Guidelines provide for a six-week period for lodgment of objections to a levy proposal and requesting RIRDC assist the TBA to alert potential levy payers of the objection period.

In light of the upcoming holiday period, the formal period for any objections will be held over seven weeks-commencing at 9am AEDT on 3 January 2017 and expiring at 5pm AEDT on 13 February 2017.

More information on the submission is available at

Objections must list reasons why the levy is opposed and provide suitable supporting arguments and evidence, together with your contact details. Further information about making an objection can be found on Page 6 of the Australian Government Levy Principles and Guidelines. 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 to:

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

If you would like more information about the proposed R&D levy, please either email TBA’s CEO Tom Reilly or call 02 9663 8581.