Hunter Valley vignerons ask for taxpayer grant

April 30, 2024 7:30 am in by
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The Hunter Valley’s peak wine body has endorsed a bid for a taxpayer funded support package to help the industry recover from the effects of China’s trade war on the Aussie product.

Australian Wine and Grape claims the industry lost $1.2 billion from the over 200 percent tariff on our wines over the past four years.

The industry is asking the government for $86 million in the Federal Budget next month to help growers develop new sustainable revenue streams.

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