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Submission to review the Australian Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) to inform the review of the Australian Governments Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan (Drought Plan) with the aim of developing a new Drought Plan. The NFF and the Commonwealth Government are strongly aligned […]

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2 days ago


Stress test finds biosecurity system sound, but farmers await funding


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the completion of a review finding Australia’s biosecurity system is “strong” and “sound”, but it wants no time wasted addressing the 14 recommendations identified. In the four-week project, the Joint Interagency Taskforce: Exotic Animal Disease (EAD) Preparedness stress tested the complex biosecurity system through a cross jurisdiction and […]

1 week ago


Statement on Adblue supply measures


Quotes attributable to David Jochinke, Vice President, National Farmers’ Federation Moves to secure AdBlue supplies past the end of this year will come as a relief to farmers. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (commonly known as AdBlue) is critical to keeping our farm sector moving. Without AdBlue, modern tractors, trucks and utes simply stop moving, and our […]

3 weeks ago


Budget must hold the key to continue growing and protecting agriculture


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) wants to see the Federal Government deliver on its pre-election commitment for sustainable, long-term biosecurity funding in the Budget to be handed down on October 25. NFF President Fiona Simson said the 43 recommendations in the peak farming body’s Pre-Budget Submission were built around its 2030 Roadmap and high on […]

3 weeks ago


October 2022-23 Pre-Budget Submission


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has set an ambitious-but-achievable target for Australian agriculture to be a $100 billion industry by 2030 – a vision shared by industry and Government. To meet this target agriculture must work with the Federal Government to ensure public policy settings, investments and initiatives address the opportunities and challenges outlined in this vision. […]

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3 weeks ago


NFF welcomes ambitious target for the bush


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the “Regionalisation Ambition 2032 – a Framework to Rebalance the Nation” launched today by the Regional Australia Institute. NFF President Fiona Simson said today’s call for 11 million people in regional Australia by 2032 is an ambitious target, and the NFF’s Regionalisation Agenda and Regional Development Precincts concept provides […]

3 weeks ago


Jobs Summit yields incremental gains, but a plan to fill 172,000 ag vacancies remains elusive


The National Farmers’ Federation has called on Government to prioritise action on agriculture’s workforce issues as the Jobs and Skills Summit draws to a close. NFF President Fiona Simson, who attended the Summit, labelled the event a useful exercise in bringing people together and building momentum for reform. “As farmers, we’ve been at the frontline […]

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1 month ago


Urgency for labour across Australia’s food supply chain has not been recognised at Jobs Summit, putting food security at risk


The lack of immediate solutions will lead to higher food prices for consumers and reduced food availability In the lead up to the Jobs and Skills Summit, Australia’s top peak food industry bodies calculated the food supply chain needed 172,000 skilled and unskilled workers from paddock to plate to continue the effective provision of food […]

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AgDay 2022: The Countdown is on to agriculture’s big day


Australian agriculture’s biggest day of the year is on Friday, 18 November 2022, when the nation comes together to celebrate National Agriculture Day. After a two years of scaled-back events, AgDay is back and planning to be bigger than ever. Organisers are calling on communities across Australia to start planning their celebrations – with a […]

1 month ago


Statement on Biodiversity Certificates Scheme


Quotes attributable to NFF President, Fiona Simson We’re delighted by the announcement by the Prime Minister and Environment Minister here at the Bush Summit, that Australia will establish a Biodiversity Certificates Scheme to reward landholders for restoring and managing environmental assets. Australian farmers manage more than half of Australia’s landmass. This is an important stewardship […]

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