The 2015 Federal Budget announced on 12 May, delivered modest gains for agriculture. With initiatives aimed at supporting rural and small businesses such
as tax breaks for those with annual turnover under $2 million, social and community support services for rural Australians, and drought relief assistance,
dairy came out slightly better off than the year before.
and water assets to the night of the Federal Budget, as opposed to 1 July 2016. This decision will greatly benefit farmers who have been recently impacted
by severe floods and drought. ADF acknowledges the considerable effort of the Hon. Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture, in making this happen.
key international dairy markets. We also would like to have seen further Investment in agriculture R, D&E, CRCs, infrastructure for rural regions
with government to help ensure the budget allocations are used to maximise its benefit for the dairy industry.