BUDGET 2018: Mycoplasma bovis response likely to need ‘significant’ spend, Robertson says

Paul McBeth
Thu, 17 May 2018

By Paul McBeth May 17 (BusinessDesk) - The government has allocated $85 million of operating funding in the current year to deal with the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak, but a looming report will likely spell out a “significant” bill, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. Today’s budget added another $9.3 million of operating funding to improve overseas biosecurity systems, and Robertson told media in Wellington the Crown needs to “look at different ways of dealing with biosecurity incursions” which have been on the rise in recent years. Amon...

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