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Agriculture Minister David Little slams live exporters ‘fearmongering’ over regulation fees | The Land



THE live export industry has been slammed by the Agriculture Minister for “scaremongering” and “disingenuously” reporting exaggerated numbers for proposed regulation fees.

Producers and exporters raised concerns about a document that flagged new round of regulation fees increase more than 400 per cent over a three-year period.

But Ag Minister David Littleproud said the numbers reported “were well outside reality” and the industry was deliberately misinterpreting the document.

Mr Littleproud said the document showed how fees would increase if the government and the industry did not embrace technology to reduce the regulatory burden.

“The document essentially says if we do nothing, if we don’t undertake regulatory reform, this is what would…

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