State market intervention
Increased the pig slaughter levy for "marketing" from AUD 1.35 to AUD 2.25. This increase will occur in three 30-cent tranches over four years from 1 July 2012. The levy for "research and development (R&D) of AUD 1.00 remains equal. The pig slaughter levy is collected from producers to support the predominant industry body, Australian Pork Limited (APL), in undertaking marketing, R&D and policy activities on behalf of the industry.