TURF PRODUCERS AS A PRIMARY PRODUCER
Some years ago we had the turf producer status as a primary producer confirmed. Below are the details that were sent out in November 2011 for confirmation.
The Turf Queensland board has requested investigation into the position of the Turf Production Industry in Queensland to be recognized as a “Primary Producer” which will assist financially in many ways.
Ian Rickuss MP the State Member for Lockyer has undertaken some investigation for us with the Queensland Parliamentary Library and the result of that enquiry is attached for your information and backup evidence for any action you may wish to take.
Personally I believe this clarifies the situation from a Federal government perspective (ATO) in a positive fashion for industry and therefore the State government should follow suit. The Queensland Turf Production industry cultivates or propagates plants/seeds and therefore should be covered under the following ruling. Please seek your own advice and confirmation on this.
The ATO notes under a heading titled ‘Who is a Primary Producer?’
A Primary Producer is an individual, trust or company carrying on a primary production business. You are a primary producer if you carry on a business of:-
Plant and Animal Cultivation
– Cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts (including seeds, spores, bulbs and similar things) in any physical environment.