Didn't know where else to put this so chat seemed like as good a place as any. I feel better doing things legally than illegally so i would like to start a discussion about getting changes made to legislation or ways of going about using existing legislation so that one can produce and sell food without having to pay numerous different government fees. People like us might like to sell some of out excess production or we might like to produce an excess to generate an income from our land and labour. But the legislation seems somewhat against small operators like me. For example i'd like to sell a few eggs. It would cost AUD $400 in the first year and $300 after that in government fees. Then there are probably other ongoing costs that one would have to bear simply because one is trying to do things the "proper" way. I don't want a lot of poultry. I just want a few. I don't want to produce eggs full-time. I'd just like to sell the excess. I'd also like to sell some fruit and vegetables from the roadside. I might even like to sell some jams or other prepared food from my produce. The more diverse your operation, the more the fees add up and if they are in the beginning, they pretty soon amount to a lot of money that makes selling anything legally unviable. And this is just money to the government. Wouldn't it be helpful to be able to have a single reasonable fee that covers all these activities. wouldn't it be more fair. Wouldn't it be a greater contribution to society at large. How can one go about getting this sort of thing into legislation so that people like us can compete in the market place. Does anyone know of any of the other fees that one must pay in order to produce and sell one's produce? Are there other major hoops to leap through. What does it cost to be accredited organic? Do you think its even worth it. I for one don't.