Changes to licensing requirements - poppy industry reform

​​Legislative reforms to simplify regulation of the Tasmanian poppy industry were introduced on 17 October 2016.

The reforms extend grower licences from one to five years and directly empower the Poppy Advisory and Control Board to issue commercial grower licences.

This will cut red tape for industry and provide security for growers.

A grower will still need to obtain a contract with a manufacturing company and provide crop information, such as location and size, to the Board for assessment on an annual basis.

This will ensure that adequate compliance activity can be undertaken with minimal disruption to industry.

For further information on the reforms refer to the fact sheet, attached below, and the amending legislation​.

  Poisons Amendment (Poppy Industry Reform) Bill 2016   (47Kb)

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