What is considered to be active involvement?



Active involvement with a sugarcane farm

Section 49Q(5) VEA

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A person is considered to have been actively involved in a sugarcane farm enterprise if they:

  • contributed a significant part of labour to the sugarcane farm enterprise, and
  • were undertaking educational studies or training in areas relevant to the sugarcane farm, during all or part of the three-year period (eg, agriculture, horticulture, business management).
Eligible descendant engaged in off-farm work

During periods of industry downturn, an eligible descendant may have been forced to obtain off-farm income as a result of the sugarcane farm being unable to support the younger generation. It is possible under RASF to accept that an eligible descendant has been actively involved with a sugarcane farm for the three years immediately before the date of transfer, where they were forced to work off-farm, during all or part of the three-year period.

Requirement to work on sugarcane farm during annual breaks and holidays

During the three years immediately prior to transfer of the sugarcane farm, an eligible descendant is required to have contributed a proportion of their labour to the sugarcane farm during term or annual breaks or holiday periods from their job, on weekends, or before or after work, where the eligible descendant was:

  • undertaking educational studies or training, or
  • working off-farm during periods of industry downturn.