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NFF calls out anti livestock agenda


The prosperous future of farmers and regional Australia depends on the Government getting the settings of its Glasgow commitments right. “Whatever the commitment agreed to by the Coalition partners, the associated policies and programs that result, must allow Australian agriculture to continue to grow,” NFF President Fiona Simson said. “Farmers must have strong public support […]

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Bush communications advocates begin online Canberra delegation


The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications (RRRCC) has kicked off its virtual delegation. Every three years, the group of 21 like-minded volunteer and advocacy organisations converge on Canberra to promote and advocate for their Goals document, which promotes strategies for creating better connectivity for regional, rural and remote Australia. This year, the delegation is harnessing […]

3 days ago


Students and teachers encouraged to register for upcoming AgVenture Careers Expo


High school students are encouraged to log on and discover the many and varied jobs in agriculture with the NFF’s upcoming AgVenture Careers Expo webinar series. Beginning Monday 25 October, Years 10, 11 and 12 students and other young people are likely to be surprised to learn of the varied career journeys to be had […]

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Fixing gender pay gap & extended paternity leave, among keys to seeing more women in agriculture’s leadership ranks


Influential names in Australian agriculture are setting the standard in narrowing the gender gap in the sector’s leadership ranks. Twenty-seven government, business and representative organisations are a part of the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, led by the National Farmers Federation. NFF President Fiona Simson said Program Partners ranging from multi-nationals to organisations with less […]

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Australia can’t afford to get this wrong


The bright and prosperous future of farmers and regional Australians depends on the Government getting its climate change commitments right. An important part of this is to provide a just and supported transition. “Right now, is a moment in time in which we can change for the better how, as Australians, we value the natural […]

2 weeks ago


Farmers want Kyoto ledger squared


National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson says while Australian farmers continue to lead the world in improved sustainability and emissions reduction it is time to address the inequities of the past.“Farmers have been at the forefront of Australia’s efforts to meet climate change targets for decades, although not always knowingly.” Ms Simson said in the […]

2 weeks ago


Young Australians get first-hand insight of jobs in agriculture with #AgVenture Careers Expo


High school students are encouraged to log on and find out more about the many and varied jobs in agriculture with the NFF’s AgVenture Careers Expo. The AgVenture Careers Expo is part of the celebrations for this year’s National Agriculture Day, Friday 19 November. Beginning on Monday 25 October, Years 10, 11 and 12 students […]

2 weeks ago


NFF welcomes Government’s new ERF method priorities for 2022


The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the announcement of new Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) method priorities for 2022. NFF CEO Tony Mahar said the new priorities were strongly aligned with the NFF’s submission on the process. “In particular, the NFF supports the development of an ‘integrated farm method’ that would allow separate ERF land-based activities to be […]

3 weeks ago


On-farm quarantine needed to address ag’s COVID workforce crisis


The National Farmers’ Federation is seeking support for a NSW-based pilot of on-farm quarantine for approved international workers ahead of this year’s harvest season. The pilot would provide a pathway for approved workers waiting in Pacific nations, who have been deemed eligible to make the trip but who do not yet have a pathway to […]

3 weeks ago


2021 Regional Telecommunications Review


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review. Access to reliable, affordable, quality telecommunications underpin the viability of regional communities and farming businesses across Australia. Allowing farming and regional families access to the digital economy through business development, education services and social connectivity is essential […]

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