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Review of ports welcome, however, immediate action is required

The National Farmers’ Federation is encouraged by the Prime Ministers’ comments with respect to the establishment of a Productivity Commission inquiry into ports and waterfront issue. “We welcome this review into our international freight supply chains, and the Prime Minister’s acknowledgement that industrial relations disruptions on our waterfront have exacerbated the cost blow outs and […]

2 days ago

NFF applauds more investment to help fix bush communications inequity

The National Farmers Federation welcomes Round 2 of the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) as another step towards fixing the communications inequity facing Australians outside city bounds. “Currently, the ability for farmers and other regional Australians to do business, to access the same entertainment and lifestyle options and in some cases, even the same emergency services, […]


2 days ago

Time to fix the problem – Farmers urge Federal Government to introduce a right to repair for ag-machinery

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s (PC) inquiry report into the Right to Repair, handed down today, recommending a right to repair for farm machinery. “Farmers, as small business owners, should have the same right as anyone else to have their machinery repaired by a suitable qualified repairer, without the fear of […]


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Generational study to help shape farming for the future

As Australia embarks on its plans to deliver net zero emissions by 2050, PwC Australia is working with the Macdoch Foundation and the National Farmers Federation to conduct one of the biggest research programs of its kind to establish the link between enhancing natural capital and farm profitability. Farming for the Future will aim to test […]

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Flood-affected farmers urged to seek help if needed

NFF President Fiona Simson is encouraging farmers to take care of themselves and their families as the flood situation in NSW continues to unfold. “This situation across parts of the grainbelt in NSW and Queensland is still playing out and unfortunately many farmers won’t know the extent of the damage until waters recede. With more […]

4 days ago

NFF supports appointment of Ms Su McCluskey as Special Representative for Australian Agriculture

The National Farmers Federation has applauded the appointment of Ms Su McCluskey as the first Special Representative for Australian Agriculture. The objective of the newly-created role is to boost Australia’s presence and influence in the agricultural institutions that shape farmers’ access to export markets. “The establishment of Special Representative for Australian Agriculture position was strongly […]

1 week ago

COP, Landcare & biosecurity on the agenda at NFF’s 36th Members Council Meeting

The thirty-sixth meeting of the National Farmers’ Federation Members Council and the 2021 NFF Annual General Meeting were held via video connection yesterday. Little more than a week since the conclusion of negotiations at the Glasgow Climate Conference, delegates were provided with a comprehensive briefing on the process and outcomes of negotiations and the impact […]

2 weeks ago

Regional connectivity debated in the House of Representatives

Today the House of Representatives debated the importance of regional connectivity. The Regional Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC) welcomed the introduction of Rebekah Sharkie’s motion, which was debated on Monday afternoon. Last month the RRRCC conducted their third delegation promoting the updated RRRCC goals document, which raises strategies for creating better connectivity for regional, […]

2 weeks ago

Farming communities, economies set to benefit from the return of overseas workers

The National Farmers Federation has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister that eligible visa holders, including working holiday makers and international skilled workers, will be able to enter Australia from December 1. It comes as the agriculture labour workforce shortage has only exacerbated since border lockdowns began in March 2020. “The controlled and COVID-safe […]

2 weeks ago

Forrest’s Fuel Tax Credits fantasy should not pass ‘go’

Australia’s peak farm body has ridiculed a policy proposal to scrap the Fuel Tax Credits Scheme – reportedly being floated by Andrew Forrest – saying it would be devastating to regional Australia.National Farmers’ Federation Chief Executive, Tony Mahar, said it was bad policy that would damage livelihoods in country areas.“Fuel tax credits exist to fix […]

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