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Regional Tech Hub launches new book-in phone service


Say goodbye to connectivity frustration in rural, regional, and remote Australia with a new and convenient book-in phone support service from the Regional Tech Hub. The team is ready to provide free, independent personalised connectivity assistance, answer questions, and provide advice on internet and mobile options, no matter where you live in regional Australia. The […]

6 days ago


National horticulture industry launches search for new leader


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Horticulture Council has today launched the search for its next chairperson, with inaugural chair Fiona Simson due to step down mid-year as her term as NFF President comes to a close. Ms Simson said now was the perfect time for a change in chair, with a mounting commitment from the […]

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3 weeks ago


Statement on Cathy McGowan AO’s appointment as AgriFutures chairperson


Comments attributable to Fiona Simson, President, National Farmers’ Federation It is with pleasure that I congratulate Cathy McGowan AO on her appointment as the new AgriFutures Australia Chairperson. Cathy has extensive understanding of agriculture and rural communities, placing her extremely well to lead the work of AgriFutures to deliver for the sector. The NFF has […]

3 weeks ago


Farmers call for action on ports in the wake of Productivity Commission inquiry


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has called on the Government to act urgently, following a Productivity Commission report which has found serious deficiencies in Australia’s port system—costing businesses and consumers $600 million each year. NFF President Fiona Simson said the Government now needed to adopt the Productivity Commission’s recommendations to improve Australia’s maritime logistics system as […]

3 weeks ago


US right to repair for farm machinery will disadvantage Aussie growers


The National Farmers’ Federation says an agreement struck in the US allowing farmers the right to repair their own farm equipment will place Aussie farmers at a disadvantage unless similar steps are taken here. The right to repair allows farmers to take their equipment to a dealer of their choice to fix a problem or […]

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4 weeks ago


NFF welcomes the carbon credit review findings, but concerns remain


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the findings from the review into Australia’s carbon credit framework but has highlighted concerns about missing farmer representation and support. Yesterday the Hon Chris Bowen released the final report of the Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), with the Government accepting, in principle, all 16 recommendations by […]

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4 weeks ago


Spreading PALM workforce thinner is another sideways step


Farmers have welcomed with caution the Government’s announcement that it will allow metropolitan-based food businesses to access workers under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme. National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson said while resolving shortages along the supply chain was important, the Government now needed to dial up efforts to deepen the pool of […]

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2 months ago


PALM scheme leaves smaller growers behind


The National Farmers’ Federation’s (NFF) Horticulture Council is calling on the Federal Government to ensure its much-heralded solution to the growing workforce crisis works for the whole of the sector. Following COVID-19 disruptions, there was a swift shift towards a greater reliance on the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme, but with that came headaches […]

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2 months ago


Statement on Government Response to Samuel Review


Comments attributable to Tony Mahar, Chief Executive, National Farmers’ Federation As custodians of more than half of Australia’s landmass, farmers play a central role in caring for and improving our natural environment. Any genuine plan to protect and improve biodiversity can only succeed in partnership with the farming community. Today’s response to the Samuel Review […]

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2 months ago


Ministers must make sure energy projects don’t diminish food production


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is calling on Australian energy ministers to make sure the transition to renewable energy is overseen by a national code, so we don’t sacrifice food security for energy security. The NFF has written to the ministers ahead of their meeting on Friday, outlining agriculture’s priorities, backed by the Energy Policy […]

2 months ago


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