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'There are changes in the economy and the wine industry. We don't need a tax change on top of all that.'
- Tony Mangan
Grapegrower, Andrew Stott
Business established: 1977, 2nd generation grape-growing family
'A changed tax situation will affect everyone - not just the farmers. Here in the Riverina we understand that it’s our team effort which helps our region prosper. We know that what affects the farmers this year will affect the businesses in town next year.'
Grapegrower, Brett Proud
'My extended family has lived in the region since the 1920s when my grandfather helped establish the private irrigation scheme here. Like a significant number of grape-growers in the region, we are currently in an absolutely dire financial situation.
Any further erosion of our financial situation, through a change in the tax situation, will mean that over 80 years of grape production will be forced to end.'
Grapegrower, Tony Mangan
'There are changes in the economy and the wine industry. Consumers’ tastes are changing and so is the environment. These are issues we have to face as a grape grower. We don’t need a tax change on top of all that.'