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Key Resources for Foot & Mouth Disease


Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious animal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. It has significant animal health and welfare implications and much of Australia’s market access relies on maintaining our FMD-free status. Please see the latest FMD Industry Brief here. See a list of […]

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2 months ago


Taxation


The ATO has developed these factsheets to assit farmers with their taxation and business obligations: Fire Preparedness  Landcare Shelterbelts Tree Farming and Forestry Operations

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9 months ago


Climate policy opinion editorial


Climate change: for the National Farmers’ Federation it’s not that complicated. We want a strong future for farmers and agriculture. Simple. The NFF supports an economy wide net zero emissions target by 2050 but only where it makes economic sense to do so, and only where there is no unnecessary red tape. Farmers must not […]

13 July 2021


Dedicated Agriculture Visa


The National Farmers’ Federation supports the introduction of a 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, chronic labour shortages. To provide a stable and sustainable […]

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31 March 2021


Australia – EU FTA


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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Liquid Fuel Security


As an industry that relies on diesel for the majority of its energy use, agriculture requires a secure supply of liquid fuel to ensure its operations can proceed uninterrupted. With approximately 89% of Australia’s food supply being sourced from Australian farms, a shortage of liquid fuels will hinder the industry in its efforts to produce […]

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27 January 2021


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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13 January 2021


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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22 December 2020


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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25 September 2020


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