Rent Freeze For NT Cattlemen

AUSTRALIA - Pastoral rent payments will be frozen by the Northern Territory Government in a move to ease pressure on Territorians affected by the live export ban to Indonesia.
calendar icon 8 August 2011
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Under the plan, Territory pastoral properties with a financial turnover of up to $10 million that rely on the live export market will have their pastoral rents payments frozen by the Northern Territory Government

Chief Minister Paul Henderson made the annoucemnt saying: “I am determined to stand up and support families affected by the uncertainty over the live export trade."

“I have written to Prime Minister Gillard seeking further financial assistance – similar to that put in place for producers affected by cyclone Yasi – and the appointment of a high level Task Force to work with all stakeholders – to oversee the implementation of the supply chain accreditation."

“I am also in the process of writing to Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig calling for the immediate establishment of a high level project management task group to oversee the live export trade being fully re-established.”

“The suspension of the trade has been a crisis for northern Australian pastoralists and their families, Territory businesses – both directly and indirectly - and regional communities."

“My Government will continue to stand up for and support our cattle industry,” Mr Henderson said.

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