AUSTRALIA: Government to push ahead with sugar levy to support industry
The Federal Cabinet today [Tuesday] again considered the sugar levy intended to help Australia's ailing sugar industry. The sugar industry is struggling under the impact of falling world prices and drought and a levy had been proposed as part of a planned A$150m (US$82m) assistance programme. The levy will be about A$16-18 cents per kilogram on retail sugar sales, reported ABC News.
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