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NFF welcomes funding to prepare for deadly bird flu strain


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the Federal Government’s $6.9 million commitment to prepare for a potential incursion of H5 High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI). NFF President David Jochinke said while other strains were present here, Australia was the last continent to remain free from the H5 strain. “It is imperative that we pull every lever […]

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16 hours ago


NFF condemns ‘appalling attack’ on cattle class action victims


National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke has labelled the Federal Government’s recent correspondence on the live cattle class action as an “appalling attack on victims”. In a letter the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus sent to the NFF and provided to media last week, the Government has accused the victims of trying to line their pockets. “This […]

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23 hours ago


NFF backs petition for improved train lighting to save lives


The National Farmers’ Federation has thrown its support behind a petition to improve train lighting to save lives on regional roads. The petition asks the Australian Parliament to implement legislation requiring mandatory rotating beacon lights on the front and sides of trains and rolling stock. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the NFF strongly […]

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6 days ago


NFF welcomes bipartisan support for supermarket competition reform


The peak farming body has welcomed the Coalition’s announcement showing bipartisan support for a mandatory Food and Grocery Code of Conduct and significantly increased penalties for breaches by retailers. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke anticipated this as a step forward for better protection of growers, with both major parties on the same page to […]

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1 week ago


Farmers gutted by live sheep ban passing parliament


In a devastating blow to farming communities, Parliament tonight passed legislation to end the live sheep trade, disregarding proper process, extensive evidence and pleas from farmers across Australia. NFF President David Jochinke said the decision had been met with widespread dismay from farmers who had invested into significant reforms for the trade, resulting in world-leading […]

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1 week ago


NFF hosts new wave of women leaders in Canberra


The next wave of female leaders in agriculture have met in the nation’s capital to kickstart their journey with the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The National Farmers’ Federation welcomed the 2024 cohort to Canberra for the initiative’s three-day introductory retreat. The program, now in its seventh year, is designed to create a clear pathway […]

2 weeks ago


Parliamentarians urged to stand up for family farms in the face of ‘Super Tax’


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is again urging Senate cross benchers to consider the impact of proposed taxation changes for superannuation on thousands of family farms across Australia. “We are pleased to see reports today that Senate crossbenchers David Pocock and Jacqui Lambie have raised concerns about the proposed legislation, and we are calling on […]

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2 weeks ago


Horticulture squeezes the lemon on supermarket reform


The NFF Horticulture Council has today welcomed both the final report by Dr Craig Emerson as part of his review of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, and the Federal Government response. The final report builds on an earlier interim report tabled by Dr Emerson that foreshadowed already firm recommendations on making the Code […]

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2 weeks ago


NFF hails big stick changes in Emerson’s final report


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the final report of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Independent Review by Dr Craig Emerson and the Federal Government’s acceptance of all 11 recommendations. NFF Acting Chief Executive Officer Charlie Thomas said the report backed the peak farming body’s calls to better protect growers. This includes making the […]

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2 weeks ago


House Committee performs ‘hit and run’ on WA farmers


Australia’s peak farm body has savaged a report on the Government’s live sheep ban, released by the House of Representatives Agriculture Committee today. Acting Chief Executive Charlie Thomas labelled the inquiry process a “hoax” designed to sideline the concerns of farmers. “We’re talking about cancelling an industry. Cancelling people’s jobs and livelihoods. “This ban is […]

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3 weeks ago


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