The Australian Army is organised into three main elements which report to the Chief of Army ; the Headquarters of the 1st Division , Special Operations Command and Forces Command .  Headquarters 1st Division is responsible for high-level training activities and is capable of being deployed to command large scale ground operations. It does not have any combat units permanently assigned to it, though it commands units during training activities and the Land Combat Readiness Centre reports to the divisional headquarters. Most of the Army's units report to Forces Command, which is responsible for overseeing their readiness and preparing them for operations. This organisation came into effect during January 2011; before this time the Army's three regular brigades were permanently assigned to the Headquarters 1st Division.  
APL’s primary funding is derived from statutory pig slaughter levies collected under the Primary Industry (Excise) Levies Act 1999. From 1 July 2012, APL received an increase in the marketing levy from $ per pig slaughtered to $, the first of three tranches of $ between then and 2016. The levy now amounts to $ cents per carcase at slaughter, of which APL receives $, consisting of $ for marketing activities and $ for R&D. The remaining $ is for the Pig Monitoring Residue Program, which is received and managed by the National Residue Survey (NRS). Additional research-specific funds are also received from the Australian Government under the portfolio of the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. For more information on the levy, see here .