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Quad Bike Safety Policy

The NFF recognises the essential nature of quad bikes to many Australian farm businesses. The NFF is committed to safeguarding farmers’ continued access to quad bikes by supporting sensible, evidence-backed measures to significantly improve the safety of these vehicles – ensuring that legal and regulatory consequences of their associated dangers do not constrict their availability […]

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Dedicated Agriculture Visa

The Australian agriculture sector is an economic powerhouse with huge potential for expansion, but the rate at which the sector is able to grow and prosper depends largely on its ability to overcome serious labour shortages. To provide a stable and sustainable workforce for agriculture that is fair and equitable for both workers and employers, […]

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Trade Policy

Free trade agreements are vitally important to Australian agriculture. More than 80% of Australia’s farm exports go to countries which have signed FTAs with Australia. The European Union remains one of the few unrealised opportunities with respect to new FTAs. The success of Australian agriculture is heavily linked to international trade. More than 70% of […]

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Prime Agricultural Land

 Policy Position  The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) recognises the importance of prime agricultural land. The long-term success of the agricultural industry will be dependent on continued access to land and water resources and requires a long-term strategy centred on the productivity of our food and fibre systems. Prime agricultural land is a crucial consideration in […]

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Climate Change

Australian agriculture has always operated in a varied and challenging climate. The continued success of the industry will depend on our ability to innovate and adapt to manage climate and other.  As the world looks to reduce carbon emissions, Australian agriculture must respond to reaffirm its place in the global economy. Australian agriculture has an […]

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Know the facts about OPDs and quad bike safety changes

Already in 2020, 14 Australians have been killed in quad bike accidents. At least 267 Australians have died in quad bike related incidents since 2001. On average, there are 16 quad bike related deaths per year. The human toll Quad bikes remain a popular farm vehicle, but the danger they pose can’t be denied. Almost […]

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NFF Guidance for Employers: Classification of Long-Term Casual Employees

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has compiled a one pager that contains information about the recent Full Federal Court decision in the matter of WorkPac v Rossato. The decision confirms that employees who were notionally engaged as casuals but can demonstrate that they were working fixed, regular shifts are considered to be permanent employees in […]

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Sustainability Initiatives​

Sustainability Initiatives Sustainable agricultural practices are at the heart of farming in Australia. The scale, diversity and variability of Australian agriculture demand that Australian farmers maintain the highest standards of land and animal stewardship in order to survive. The Australian agricultural industry’s approach to sustainable agricultural practices is evident across the life cycle of food […]

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Farm Chemicals

The responsible use, monitoring and storage of farm chemicals is of paramount importance to Australia’s farmers, and must be consistently applied across state borders in line with community expectations about safety and sound environmental management. The NFF represents one of the largest groups of legitimate chemical users in Australia. The NFF proposes and supports policies, […]

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New technologies and the improved use of available technologies – such a biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) crops – have assisted Australian farmers achieve efficiency and productivity gains, and have helped ensure Australian agriculture can remain competitive on international markets. The NFF recognises the potential of biotechnology (including gene technology) as a valuable tool within […]

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