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National Farmers' Federation

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Industrial Relations

The NFF represents the farming sector in annual wage decisions, ongoing workplace relations reforms, workforce deregulation and flexible workplace relations, and works actively to address the chronic labour shortage in regional Australia.

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Competition Policy

The NFF regards competition within the marketplace as a major driver of industry innovation, investment and international competitiveness. It is critical that competition laws are effective at maintaining and improving competition across the agricultural supply chain. Agriculture relies upon open and transparent marketplaces that promote competition within agricultural supply chains, thus enabling farmers to get […]

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Financial Risk Management

Ensuring access to finance to support small businesses, including farm businesses, is of vital importance to the agricultural sector and rural communities, ensuring these businesses can continue to grow their contribution to employment and the economy. At the same time, rural debt levels have increased significantly in the last decade – rising by over 85 […]

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Drought

The NFF’s National Drought Policy prioritises objectives and outcomes that enhance long-term preparedness, sustainability, resilience and risk management for farming businesses and farming communities in Australia in order to minimise the impact of drought. It recognises the essential role of farming businesses as the nation’s food and fibre producers, important export revenue earners and stewards […]

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Rural Debt and Access to Finance

Ensuring access to finance to support small businesses, including farm businesses, is of vital importance to the agricultural sector and rural communities, ensuring these businesses can continue to grow their contribution to employment and the economy. At the same time, rural debt levels have increased significantly in the last decade – rising by over 85 […]

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Research and Development

The NFF is of the view that relevant agricultural Research& Development (R&D) underpins innovation to produce better quality and more competitively priced food and fibre. The NFF fully supports the current model for rural R&D, co-funded through government contributions and agricultural industry levies. Our Vision To spur innovation in agriculture, the NFF supports the following […]

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Telecommunications

The NFF believes that all rural and regional Australians are entitled to equal access to reliable and affordable telecommunications – and we maintain a constant ‘watching brief’ to ensure that the Australian Government adequately meets the needs of people in country areas. Telecommunications services, be it phone, mobile or internet, are of vital importance for […]

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Livestock exports

The Australian livestock export industry has undergone major changes over the last several years, as a result of the ABC Four Corners report into live exports in 2012, the Government suspension and the subsequent resumption of trade. At the heart of these changes has been ensuring continuous improvements in animal welfare. The suspension of the […]

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Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is fundamental to farmers, who have the responsibility of caring for livestock. Good animal welfare is consistent with good farming, because high quality animal products require healthy animals and excellence in animal care. Farmers are strong advocates of good animal welfare, and are best placed to drive continuous improvement in welfare outcomes. Farmers […]

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Biosecurity

Australia’s biosecurity system is fundamental to the success of our agriculture industries, to the health of our natural environment, and to our society and economy at large. The NFF 2030 Roadmap identifies a robust national biosecurity system as integral to achieving the agriculture sector’s vision of $100 billion GVP by 2030. The Roadmap explicitly links […]

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